Some Time Gallery

Enough To:
New Work by Laura Bidwa and Elizabeth Emery
(A Philosophical Conversation Plus Rent Party)

Opening reception Saturday, March 24, 3–7 p.m.,
then open by appointment through Saturday, April 28

Two artists balancing purposeful gesture with the funny, existential mystery of physical language.

Elizabeth Emery and Laura Bidwa met while showing at 2731 Prospect Gallery in Cleveland. This is their first exhibition together.

This artist was awarded the Ohio Arts Council's Individual Excellence Award for 2017

Laura Bidwa’s abstract paintings explore fleeting moments in time, place, memory, and process. They are a delicate balance of layers that are dense yet airy, minimal yet expressively loose. Emery’s sculptures, cast from colored plaster, stop a fleeting moment in a process reliant on pressure, gravity, and movement.

Elizabeth Emery earned an MFA from Alfred University and a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in public collections including The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance, Columbus Metropolitan Library, American Greetings, Rockefeller Collection (Dresden, Germany), Metro Health, Westin Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland Artists Association, and Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art. In 2017 and 2015 Emery received Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, and in 2015 she received a Dave Bown Award of Excellence.

In 2018 Emery was selected as one of 18 local, national, and international Artists-in-Residence for FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

Laura Bidwa’s work has been in numerous commercial and nonprofit gallery exhibitions, as well as art fairs in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It is part of more than 50 private, corporate, and public collections in the United States and Europe. Fellowships and grants include a Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council Professional Development Award, and residencies in Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, and Dresden, Germany. Bidwa was born in Long Beach, California, and has lived in Columbus since 1994.

Laura Bidwa & We Might Need You To Kill

Elizabeth Emery & margin of a line

Laura and I send heartfelt thank yous to Southern Sweets and Platform Beer Company for their kindness and generosity.

2882 West 32nd street, Cleveland, OH 44113