Opening: Magdalena Elias Reconfiguration - My Own Spin on Things

  • 3rd Street Gallery 45 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States

Magda Elias is presenting a series of"gobelins," or rug wall hangings, constructed ofwool and acrylic. She draws inspiration for these unique and often whimsical latch-hook rugs from her environment and from the masterpieces of art history. As an avid museum-goer, she likes to re-imagine paintings and sculptures to fit her aesthetic. In the well-known tradition of artists reinterpreting their predecessors' work, Elias takes well-known pieces and makes them her own. Elias says " For the artist, the practice of reconfiguration is fluid and emancipatory, always respectful of previous masters’ interpretive arrangements, yet incessantly in pursuit of a new one that is rebelliously “I”-centric.