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“Microcosms” by Collage Artist Theresa Esterlund, Through Oct. 1

“Liberation” by Theresa Esterlund.

“Microcosms” at The Art League Gallery
September 6–October 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6:30–8:00 pm

This month’s solo exhibit at The Art League Gallery showcases the art of Theresa Esterlund, a collage artist whose work you may have seen in recent group shows in the Gallery. “Microcosms” opened last week, and this Thursday is the opening reception and meet-the-artist.

Esterlund’s creations combine vintage ephemera, including photographs and topographical maps, with ink and acrylic. The dreamlike compositions often seem like pages out of a story, with their small size pulling the viewer into an intimate space.

In November, we published a Q&A with Esterlund about her work in general, drawing inspiration from assemblage artist Joseph Cornell, and her piece Variation, which won the Anne Banks Collage Award in the “Small Works” exhibit. Variation appears in “Microcosms” as well — you can read all about it here. Esterlund mentioned that her work was growing to include themes from her experience with yoga, an influence that can be seen in pieces like Samsara. Esterlund teaches yoga in Alexandria.

“Variation” by Theresa Esterlund
“Samsara” by Theresa Esterlund

You can read more from Esterlund on her website and blog, April Evening. More images from “Microcosms” are on our Flickr page.

 

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