Elizabeth Rhoads Read
Elizabeth Rhoads Read is a collector of items others discard: paper, fabric remnants and abject items. The assemblage of rearranged fragments and their relationships of the parts are what becomes her language. Elizabeth’s reflective capacity on shaping organic sculpture is the value she strives to incorporate into her work.
Her eye for composition and a compulsion for texture exude recesses and secret hiding places that pull one in for shelter. Elizabeth has spent many years studying, creating and teaching art. Her paintings and sculpture installations can be found in private and corporate collections.
“Between the Seams,” juried show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Paper: Medium and Message, Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque IA
“Small Holdings,” Timeless Textiles, invitational, Newcastle Australia
“Of the Earth,” invitational, Black Earth Gallery at the Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA
“Embracing Entanglements,” solo exhibition, CSPS Common Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
“East End Art,” two person show, Mt. Vernon, IA
“Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination,” invitational, Viridian Artists, New York, NY
Cedar River Artisans at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Cedar River Artisans at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
Invitational International Fibre Artist, “Holdings,” Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia