May 2 – 30, 2021
Terrain Dallas is proud to present Elizabeth Hill’s installation, Word Vomit, on view May 2 – 30, 2021.
Elizabeth Hill is a Dallas-based artist whose body of work is centered around experimentation with various surfaces and textures and is driven by intuitive process, dimensional dialogs, and color theory. She often works with diverse textural components such as wire, fabric, string, found objects, and wood to construct formalist works exploring “containment and connectivity”. Hill’s installation at Terrain expands on her interest in compartmentalization, introducing a vulnerability in her work through a stream of consciousness dialogue.
In Word Vomit, Hill sources her own thoughts through the narrative practice of stream of consciousness, softening the boundary of perfectionism. She says of the process, “ Writing down a stream of consciousness is all about taking the thoughts that are reverberating around inside of your head and putting them down on paper. It’s a symbolic method of releasing things that are troubling you, it’s one of many ways to brainstorm new ideas, and sometimes there isn’t even an end goal.” In her installation, the “release” manifests in the form of bright pink lawn signs with a handwritten set of her stream of consciousness writing.
Inviting an audience into the artist’s mind is the first layer of Hill’s installation. While viewers will be able to read Hill’s thoughts, they will also be welcomed to share their own through social media by tagging @terraindallas and @_zabe_ on Instagram. Hill states, “I want them to take whatever they may need from this experience--laughter, inspiration, catharsis.”
Hill graduated from the University of North Texas in 2019 where she earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting & Drawing, as well as a double minor in Women’s & Gender Studies and Art History. Her work has been shown throughout North Texas at galleries such as 500X, Ro2 Art, Denton ARThaus, and Art Room. She made an appearance in the 2017 publication of the North Texas Review, and she was recently featured in Voyage Dallas for their Local Stories series. She is currently one of sixteen artists-in-residence at The Cedars Union.
Founded by local artist, educator, and curator Iris Bechtol, Terrain Dallas is a public exhibition space located in Elmwood, a historic neighborhood in Oak Cliff - Dallas, TX. Terrain Dallas focuses on exhibiting site specific, temporary interventions by emerging artists in and around the landscape of a suburban dwelling. Offering artists a place to experiment within an alternative setting, Terrain Dallas functions as a site of connection, exposing the community to new ideas and experiences through challenging works of contemporary art.
Terrain Dallas is located at 1122 Elmdale Pl, Dallas, TX 75224
Viewing Hours: Seven days a week, 10 am - 6 pm during exhibitions.