On Wednesday November 25th, from 5-7, join our residents to celebrate the culmination of their time at Elsewhere and witness how the valley inspired them with their final show, Elsewhere in the North Fork. See new photographs from Trent, mixed-media pieces from our newest resident Alyson, marvel in Tara's bounty of bowls, and stuff your eyeballs with Betsy's eccentric porcelain creations. All of the artists excepting Alyson have been in residence for two months (or six as is the case with Trent), which makes this an extra special show as they've had much time to realize their vision.
Betsy Foster is a ceramic artist from New York who works mostly in porcelain- here since October she has continued the meticulous process of creating one-of-a-kind pieces from coil and slab like her teapot seen above. Working towards a portfolio for entrance to grad school, she has been lucky to share this residency with Trent (who has recently obtained his MFA) and Tara (a professional ceramicist) who could serve as mentors and examples of life and love in art.
Check her out at www.betsyfosterceramics.com
Alyson Davies, Elsewhere's newest resident , is an interdisciplinary artist from Edmonton, Canada. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Undergraduate Degree in 2014. She works within the spice girlsesque sports themed collective Tennis Club. At Elsewhere Alyson has been drawing from the valley; collecting images, objects and moments. Look forward to her experimental work in this week's show.
To see her art visit www.alysondavies.com
Originally Tara planned on staying for October, but good friends and a newfound fondness for Paonia inspired her and her wife Caitlin to stay an extra month. A ceramicist with a beautiful lakeside studio in Dorset, Ontario, Tara might possibly be one of our most prolific artists yet! Inspired by the valley's local marijuana harvest she began to make PotPots (seen above), as well as creating a number of other ornate, earthy and functional pieces. Stop by to get one before she goes north!
Check out her work and more on her process at www.chetolah.ca
TRENT DAVIS BAILEY
Trent Davis Bailey will be showing a selection of new photographs made during his six-month residency at Elsewhere Studios. Earlier this year he received the 2015 Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago for his project The North Fork. With plans to continue his project after the residency, and to create a book and an exhibition, he will be staying on the Western Slope as an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village beginning in February.
You can learn more about Trent at www.trentdavisbailey.com