These paintings stem from moments that occur in my everyday life. They come from a personal place, these daily experiences, as well as a response to events in the world at large. At home, watching my six year old grow, learn and continuously evolve is often joyful and sometimes challenging. Unfortunately, right now there is also the addition of profound anxiety about the state of our country that permeates these moments. Through my paintings, I interpret this relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that shapes my day. By analyzing these forces in my work, I am able to further explore their meaning and understand their value.
Elyce Abrams is a painter based in Philadelphia. Her work, that stems from moments that occur in her everyday, at home as well as events in the world at large, explores the relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that often shapes our lives. By analyzing these forces in her work, she is able to further process and understand their value, often finding new meaning in color, composition, and movement.