Textual Undercurrents: Elysa D. Batista and O Cinema


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Textual Undercurrents | Elysa D. Batista

Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW August 6 – October 4, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, August 6 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH Sunday, October 4 | 11:30am

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Batista makes three-dimensional work that explores sign and text as sculptural communicators of coded information. The evolution of language as a form of interpreting the world is a constant investigation in her work. Batista carves and cuts manipulated digital typography onto materials ranging from wood, cardboard, foam core, cork or mechanically assisted onto materials such as plexiglass. It is executed in dialogue with advertorial signage that can be encountered in a storefront window or outdoor space. From anagrams to poetic sayings, Batista’s words allow the viewer to decode his/her own meaning through the multiplicity of language.

Elysa D. Batista | Panama City, Panama | Lives and works in Miami

Batista is a mixed media artist who works with language, specifically the multiplicity of meaning according to different contexts. Her three-dimensional work explores personal experiences with power dynamics in relationships and communication and is interpreted through the use of semiotics. Recent group exhibitions include Everything Must Go, ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery (2015); Stand Out, Rise Up Gallery, FL (2014); and The Intelligence of Things, The Kitchen, NY (2013). She received a MFA from Parsons-The New School for Design in NYC in 2013 and a BFA from the University of Miami in 2010.


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