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Lizzie Gill's collage-like mixed media work can be seen at Standard Space in July. Photo courtesy Lizzie Gill

Night-inspired Images, Visited Across a Carpet of Stars

Lizzie Gill is a Brooklyn, N.Y., artist who now lives and works in Sharon, Conn., creating images that explore  the surreal moments between dusk and dawn that occur as we slip into a dreamlike state.

A show of new work, called Nocturnes, opens at Standard Space in Sharon on Saturday, July 2, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will be up until Aug. 15.

Her compositions encompass ornate objects with dynamic loops that flicker across their fragile surfaces, creating an enchanting visual rhythm. Night blooms spring forth in a state of half-decay, in starkly lit domestic spaces.

Her delicate vessels are archaeological explorations, geographic and cultural, actual and mythical, that the artist has seen and reimagined, or imagined without having seen.

Gill’s large-scale mixed media paintings are layered investigations of found imagery. Sourcing references from museum archives, vintage magazines and geotags, she utilizes collage as a metaphor for material improvisation and escapism.

Inspired by mise en scene, objects are placed with careful purpose, a restricted color palette sets the tone, objects appearing like apparitions insist on being looked at anew.

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