Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present I measure myself Against a tall tree, works by Elizabeth Tremante. She keeps within the tradition of landscape painting by utilizing the methods of on-site observation drawings and studies of plants, light, weather and rural topographies, yet challenges the classical conventions of landscape painting by, as stated by Tremante, "overturning the panoramic view as the primary mode of representing and conceptualizing the landscape." Tremante's work exploits abstractions of space, form and color through a highly resolved representation of rocks, pools of water, flora, and fauna. Her work captures an intimate, active, assertive depiction of landscape as opposed to a timeless, recessive, and passive illustration of landscape.
Elizabeth Tremante lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Stanford University in Stanford, CA and her BA from Union College in Schenectady, NY. She participated in Without Sun, curated by Carole Ann Klonarides at the Christopher Grimes Gallery in 2007, Inside the Landscape, a solo exhibition at the Central Utah Art Center in 2007, and Hysteria Deluxe, at Angles Gall ery in 2006. She is also a member of LA Art Girls and has been included in LAAGAFBLA 08, at the Phantom Gallery, and Total Art Performance Event at The Getty Center in 2006.