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Elizabeth Malaska "Heavenly Bodies"

  • Russo Lee Gallery 805 Northwest 21st Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Elizabeth Malaska | Heavenly Bodies

Russo Lee Gallery

 February 1 through February 24, 2018

Opening reception: February 1, 2018, from 5–8 PM

Russo Lee Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 11 AM–5:30 PM & Saturday 11 AM–5 PM


We are pleased to present our first solo exhibition of new-to-the-gallery artist Elizabeth Malaska. In Heavenly Bodies Malaska paints large tableaux which position the female form as the prime protagonist and instigator in art history. Exploring the embodied experience of the feminine subject under patriarchy, Malaska mines the power given to historically sanctioned signs and re-purposes them along more equitable lines. Malaska is gaining a critical reputation for paintings that explore the place of the female body in a range of art historical contexts, raising issues about femininity, power, domination, and vulnerability, with contemporary social and political implications.

More information about the exhibition can be found here.

More information about the artist can be found here.