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Alexis Day Faceted: Time and Expectations

February 4, 2021 - March 27, 2021

two fabric tapestries hang on white walls, under the name of the artist, "Alexis Day," in black. On the left, the larger of the two features a woman seated in a car with the driver-side door open and both her legs outside the door, while blue mountains loom in the background and what seems to be snow spills out of the bottom frame of the painting, as part of the fabric of her tapestry transforms her two-dimensional painting into a three-dimensional piece. On the right, a woman is seated on the windowsill of an industrial-style window, and the fabric of a sofa chair opposite her spills out of the "frame" of the tapestry.

Elizabeth Gallery is pleased to present Alexis Day, Faceted: Time and Expectations, an exhibition that highlights new fabric tapestries by the artist that continue her exploration of surrealistic imagery through allegory and three-dimensional space.

Day’s subjects of female figures and isolated interiors interweave historical narratives, daydreams and memory. Created with source material photographs printed on textiles, these works are reconfigured through collage and embellished with sewn or embroidered details.

New sculptural and fabric elements allow the images to protrude into the canvas foreground. Day combines a tactile beauty with a disquieting unease in her psychologically charged illusory spaces to encourage open-ended, dreamlike associations while the physicality anchors her subjects in the present.

Alexis Day is a Portland-based mixed media artist, originally from the coastal town of Bandon, Oregon. Using her background in psychology, she investigates the impact of perception and memory on individual and cultural identity. Day earned an MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2019, a BS in Art Practices from Portland State University in 2016 and a BS in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Putting it Together 2, at the Foundry (St. Charles, MO), Figuratively Speaking at the Liberty Arts Collective (Bend, OR) and Dismantled, a solo exhibition at the Lodge Gallery (Portland, OR). In 2020, Day was an artist-in-residence at the Studios of Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA).



Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Women-owned, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
By Appointment


Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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