Paula Elliot

529 West 20th Street . (212) 647-7030
Opens: 03/15/18, Closes: 04/28/18

This is the last week to catch Elliot’s show of works on paper at Denise Bibro. Containment and release are the dueling protagonists in the quiet drama of these gently seething mixed media works on paper. Bulbous, pulsating, billowing calligraphs of charcoal and pastel seem either to emanate from, or miraculously support, clean-edged vessels or platforms, often in sharper, chirpier palette than the complementary sooty emissions. In any event, the genie is out of the bottle. DAVID COHEN Pictured here: The Thing Is, Suite 1 #3, 2012