PATRICIA ROVZAR GALLERY
DIVINE RORSCHACH IN THE FLOWERS OF A HOPEFUL MIND
FEBRUARY 2 – 27, 2021
Multi-disciplinary artist Liz Tran’s new work and installation pays homage to Rorschach. The paintings for the exhibition present themselves like Rorschach’s ink blots in bold compositions that seem to mirror not only each other but also mirror the need to present works that are filled with hope. For Liz, the natural expedition of embracing the mechanisms that make our minds a utility for progress or obliteration, is determined by introspective communication. In terms of harvesting our language of expression and its interaction with the ecosystem within our psychological reality Botany is material and existential. There are songs that reconstruct the anatomy of the birds that sing them, and there also songs that create new words, this is Tran’s metronome for all to become enthralled.
Channeling subjects such as dream imagery, imagined landscapes, geodes, outer space and The Big Bang, Tran explores the shapes of nature, with the infusion of fantastical, pulsing synthetic hues. The psychedelic visuals are harvested from the place where inner-verse meets outer-verse, where optical misfires combine with a vacuum pull moving at the speed of light. Through painting, sculpture and installation, she creates atmospheres that aim to activate.
Public collections of Tran’s work include the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection, Capital One, Vulcan Inc., Baer Art Center, Camac Art Centre, The El Paso Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, The King County Public Art Collection and The Child Center. Tran has completed multiple special projects and installations, including work for VH1Save the Music Foundation, The Upstream Music Fest, The Seattle Art Museum, The Brain Project Toronto, Public Art at The Aqua Art Fair Miami and Vulcan Inc.
She has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants; including a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, Clowes Fellowship for residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the Nellie Cornish Scholarship and residency at The Camac Art Centre in France, The Baer Art Center in Iceland, Jentel, Millay Colony for the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She resides in Seattle, WA.