Oct 1st –
Oct 30th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm
Please join Charlene Newsom and Elissa Farrow-Savos to celebrate the opening of her newest exhibition.
Elissa Farrow-Savos, a sculptor who lives in Sterling, Virginia, has been exhibiting at Gallery C since 2014. Her figurative sculptures are made with polymer clay bodies mounted to found objects. The low-fired polymer clay is then painted with layers of oil paint.
“Every piece I make is about storytelling, each a narrative of some woman somewhere, and every woman everywhere. My head is full of the reasons and meanings behind each piece – usually a convoluted combination of a very specific experience with a myriad of emotions and thoughts and opinions that could be many, many words, but instead is this one piece, or maybe two.
There are common themes, such as physical, emotional, and spiritual burdens, connections lost and found, love and anger, dignity and strength. Meanwhile, they keep company with rusty chains, weathered wood, decaying bones, abandoned objects, and scraps of fabric – the debris of life, lived. My women are the same, they show their scars and wear them proudly because after all, they make a good story, if nothing else.” — Elissa Farrow-Savos