Counterpath hosted the opening of Elizabeth Leister’s “Strange Loop” on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. The opening featured a performance by Leister (video above), and coincide with reading/performances by writers Divya Victor and Isaac Linder. “Strange Loop” will be on display through May 30, 2014.
Q and A
The impact of place on individual and shared memory is explored in Leister’s performance where she will attempt to recall all of the places she has visited during her lifetime. This internalization of time and place is further explored in the exhibition through the contrast of actual experiences and visual representations of place, specifically from a recent trip to Iceland. The loop of memory and the blurring of precise details figure prominently in these new works that incorporate video, drawings, found images and Polaroid photographs.
Elizabeth Leister is a digital media artist with a background in the fine arts. She received an MFA in sculpture from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Fine Arts at Bard College and a BFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art.
Her work has been exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Delaware Museum of Art, and the North Dakota Museum of Art; Art in General, Apex Art and P.S. 122 in New York; Portland Art Center in Oregon, and Highways Performance Space and Gallery In Santa Monica.
Leister has performed at Beyond Baroque, Perform Chinatown, and LACE in Los Angeles. Her networked performances have been presented at the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries in Wales, the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Reno, Outpost Artists Resources in New York and in Low Lives 2 & 4 among other venues. Leister has received awards from The Durfee Foundation of Santa Monica, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Leeway Foundation of Philadelphia.
Leister lives and works in Los Angeles, California.