E.J. Montgomery's Configurations of Memory print series is a culmination of a life's journey. Her works are articulations of a soul who has found peace and solace in a world revisited with turmoil. E.J. offers glimmers of her inner sanctum through poetic interpretations of earth, air, and land in an impressionistic style that resonates with a vocabulary, subtle and languid.
Many of the prints are highly personalized renditions of landscapes, foliage, and seasons intended to seduce and, like the sirens, exude melodic ululations. Montgomery's, work, which serves as windows through which the viewer is invited to reinvestigate the resonate beauty of nature, functions on multiple levels. From a distance, as if one is excavating an archeological site, the overall surface does not reveal the intricacies evident upon close scrutiny. Dynamic interrelationships between mass, marks, and color exist within each print.
Montgomery's haven has no walls or clear boundaries; it evidently exists within the context of the cosmos. If memories are intended to fade, Montgomery defies the tendency and taps into an omniparous reserve in which the vast conscious and unconscious matrix of remembering is given visual form.
Painter, printmaker, photographer, and curator E. J. Montgomery was born in New York City. She studied with local craftsmen and worked for African American designer Thomas Usher. Montgomery received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Cr...Read More ⟶