"Spilled Milk" featuring paintings by Elise Warfield on display through March 12

February 06, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Elise Warfield's exhibit "Spilled Milk" will be on display in Art Alley from Jan. 22 through March 12, with a free, public reception to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. Art Alley is located on the first floor of the HUB-Robeson Center, adjacent to the HUB Gallery.

Warfield’s painted scenes, rendered in a melange of painterly styles, are an amalgam of quotidian iconography held together by perspectives that don’t quite match. Set in a place that doesn’t shy away from being a lie, her paintings are slightly surreal but alluring enough that we might wish they were true. By filling her paintings with layered symbolism, Warfield creates an ever-elusive and constantly-transforming meaning, leaving nothing to grasp and creating a dizzying descent that provokes uneasy undercurrents beneath the idealistic suburban dream. This is a familiar place turned unpredictable: home doesn’t make sense anymore. 

Elise Warfield is currently a senior at Penn State majoring in drawing and painting. She has been awarded the Margaret Griffen Schoenfelder Memorial Scholarship, the Margaret Ellen Gray Trustee Scholarship, and the William J. and Lois Kesterson Leight Scholarship. Warfield has shown her work in several solo and group exhibitions in the State College area and has been published in the winter issue of Studio Visit and the 2017 print edition of Kalliope.


Last Updated February 06, 2018