Continuing Education

Group Critique with Elizabeth Colomba

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Advance registration is required.

This is event is being held online. After registering, connection information will be emailed to you.

General Public
PAFA Members: $85.50
Allison Syvertsen
Elizabeth Colomba

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both relieving artistic uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join noted contemporary artist Elizabeth Colomba for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force.

Each participant will receive a 30 minute critique via Zoom beginning at 9 a.m.  Participants will receive instructions on uploading 5 - 6 artworks (including in-progress work) to Slideroom in advance.

Register by:  April 9 (space is limited to 8 participants)

Elizabeth Colomba is of Martinique descent, but born and raised in France. Her dual background has shaped her perception of herself and her identity, pushing her to explore the totality of social experience and fuse her French and Caribbean worlds in her work. Through sumptuous pieces that reference Old Masters’ techniques, she reshapes the narratives and association of ideas so that a black individual in a period setting is no longer synonymous with subservience; rather, the subject becomes the center of her own story and hastens it forward. Generating an environment for her subjects to inhabit a space that honors their presence and place in and through culture and time allows Colomba to redefine how black people have been conditioned to exist and to reflect upon themselves.

Elizabeth Colomba is included the exhibition Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, currently on view in the PAFA museum.