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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.

Exhibitions
January 2018
“Between the Seams,” juried show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

February 2018
“Paper: Medium and Message, Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque IA

Summer 2017
“Small Holdings,” Timeless Textiles, invitational, Newcastle Australia

Fall 2017
“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

February 2017
“Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination,”¬†¬†invitational, ¬†Viridian Artists, New York, NY

January 2017
Cedar River Artisans at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Cedar River Artisans at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

November 2016
Invitational International Fibre Artist, “Holdings,” Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia

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Hello Gorgeous<br />
Natural fibers, Mixed Media, Smoky Mirror<br />
35 x 24 x 2

Hello Gorgeous
Natural fibers, Mixed Media, Smoky Mirror
35 x 24 x 2

Hello Gorgeous (alternate view)

Hello Gorgeous (alternate view)

Here's Looking at You Kid<br />
Natural fibers, Mixed Media, Smoky Mirror<br />
44 x 29.5 x 2

Here's Looking at You Kid
Natural fibers, Mixed Media, Smoky Mirror
44 x 29.5 x 2

Here's Looking at You Kid<br />
(alternate view)

Here's Looking at You Kid
(alternate view)

White Opus <br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
16 x 16 x 13

White Opus
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
16 x 16 x 13

White Opus (alternate view)

White Opus (alternate view)

On Fire<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
17 x 17 x 8

On Fire
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
17 x 17 x 8

On Fire (alternate view)

On Fire (alternate view)

Zip it!<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
12 x 8 x 8

Zip it!
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
12 x 8 x 8

Zip it! (alternate view)

Zip it! (alternate view)

White Solstice <br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
12 x 8 x 3

White Solstice
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
12 x 8 x 3

White Solstice (alternate view)

White Solstice (alternate view)

My New Adventure<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
12 x 16 x 10

My New Adventure
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
12 x 16 x 10

My New Adventure (alternate view)

My New Adventure (alternate view)

Poseidon <br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
17 x 16 x 10

Poseidon
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
17 x 16 x 10

Poseidon (alternate view)

Poseidon (alternate view)

White Corals<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
48 x 25 x 5

White Corals
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
48 x 25 x 5

Mon Petit Bleau (SOLD)<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
25 x 25 x 2

Mon Petit Bleau (SOLD)
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
25 x 25 x 2

Entanglements in Green (SOLD)<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
17 x 17 x 5

Entanglements in Green (SOLD)
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
17 x 17 x 5

Dive In, Water's Fine! (SOLD)<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
10 x 12 x 12

Dive In, Water's Fine! (SOLD)
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
10 x 12 x 12

Ruler of the Ocean (SOLD)<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
12 x 21 x 10

Ruler of the Ocean (SOLD)
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
12 x 21 x 10

Catch Me if You Can (SOLD)<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
21 x 13 x 13

Catch Me if You Can (SOLD)
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
21 x 13 x 13

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Constant is Change (SOLD)<br />
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media<br />
35 x 35 x 4

Constant is Change (SOLD)
Natural Fibers and Mixed Media
35 x 35 x 4

SOLD

SOLD