Elizabeth Englander at Kimberly-Klark

Artist: Elizabeth Englander

Exhibition title: Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D.

Venue: Kimberly-Klark, New York, US

Date: September 23 – October 22, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Kimberly-Klark, New York

I am a city by the sea
sinking into a toxic tide.

I’ve been scattered in pieces,
torn by conflict,
mocked by laughter,
washed down in drink.

In alleyways I sweep myself up
out of garbage and broken glass.
It’s here in all the pieces of my shame
that now I find myself again.[1]

* * * * *

Manhattan sinking like a rock
into the filthy Hudson, what a shock.
They wrote a book about it,
they said it was like ancient Rome.[2]

[1] Rainer Maria Rilke, “II,2” (excerpts), Rilke’s Book of Hours, trans. Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, Riverhead Books, New York, NY: 1996, 2005.
[2] Lou Reed, “Romeo Had Juliette,” New York, Sire, 1989.

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Dignity, 2016-2017, Papier-mâché, cardboard, wood, and twine

Elizabeth Englander, Dignity, 2016-2017, Papier-mâché, cardboard, wood, and twine

Elizabeth Englander, Dignity, 2016-2017, Papier-mâché, cardboard, wood, and twine

Elizabeth Englander, Dignity, 2016-2017, Papier-mâché, cardboard, wood, and twine

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Melfi’s piece, 2016, Hardware cloth, epoxy clay, wood, magnets, acrylic paint, and marker on paper

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Staten Sunrise, 2015, Papier-mâché, twine, and acrylic paint

Elizabeth Englander, Staten Sunrise, 2015, Papier-mâché, twine, and acrylic paint

Elizabeth Englander, [pedestal], 2017, PVC, wire, twine, epoxy clay, and paint

Elizabeth Englander, [pedestal], 2017, PVC, wire, twine, epoxy clay, and paint

Elizabeth Englander, Manhattan psych from my window, night and day, 2017, Hardware cloth, epoxy clay, wood, magnets, acrylic paint, and marker on paper

Elizabeth Englander, My Manhattan Psych, 2016, Cardboard, papier-mâché

Elizabeth Englander, My Manhattan Psych, 2016, Cardboard, papier-mâché

Elizabeth Englander, Mania, 2016, Linen and stick

Elizabeth Englander, Crabwalk, 2016, Linen and stick

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Fifth Position, 2016, Linen and stick

Elizabeth Englander, Womanspread M, 2016, Cotton, polyester

Elizabeth Englander, The Earth Herself is Tipsy, 2016-2017, Marker on paper, seaweed, and wood

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Melfi’s piece, 2016, Hardware cloth, epoxy clay, wood, magnets, acrylic paint, and marker on paper; Manhattan psych from the mall, 2016, Hardware cloth, epoxy clay, wood, magnets, acrylic paint, and marker on paper

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Manhattan psych from the fence, 2016, Hardware cloth, epoxy clay, wood, magnets, acrylic paint, and marker on paper

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Despair S, 2016, Cotton and polyester

Elizabeth Englander, Crabwalk, 2016, Linen and stick

Elizabeth Englander, Despair L, 2016, Cotton and polyester

Elizabeth Englander, Fifth Position, 2016, Linen and stick

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Pieces of Jennifer Melfi, M.D., 2017, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Elizabeth Englander, Womanspread S, 2016, Cotton and polyester

Elizabeth Englander, Womanspread L, 2016, Cotton and polyester

Elizabeth Englander, Lean back, 2016, Linen and stick

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