Elijah Wheat Showroom is proud to present new work by Frances Waite, “Slap the Void” opening from 6pm-9pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Waite’s drawings are fantastical, forward, vulnerable and thoughtful. Her sometimes self-effacing-selfies are realistically drawn to present a reality within a known environment turned dreamscape. Shifting from ardent drawings of: her living space, to a couch, to her offering of her left boob to a painting she never painted, to graphic poses under displays of future creations. We exhibit these multi-scale portrayals in a familiar place, where she held her first Solo-show in September of 2016.
The void is fantasy; the void is “me and my ghost and my ghost dick and my ghost life” she explains. The space between visual reality and the void is where the couch becomes a character, a truth. But did it really happen? Garnering fanfare in the social media scene, she snaps these creations, posts this reality and moves on. We are always excited about where Frances Waite’s imagination takes her, what she gives to her drawings, how she exposes herself, and how she virally shares them on social media.
EWS presents these original works on paper, about her void by exhibiting a reality that never really happened, in an objectified world of voyeurs. Now, at the precipice of female empowerment, and the breakdown of patriarchal standards, she portrays an anomaly of a feminist’s vulnerability. Waite explains, “I draw myself into my living room under a painting I never made of a boy I don't know giving me an orgasm I won't have.” She ‘Slaps the Void’ in real life, (finding a space to exist and move between) while reliving joy or “pain in million different ways.” The vagary of hand drawn images will be on display until January 14th, 2018.
Frances Waite currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Starting 2018, she will be an L.A. based maker of drawings. She earned her BFA from Pratt Institute, and has been included in exhibitions throughout the East Coast and Midwestern United States. Frances’ work has been featured in Huffington Post, Paper Magazine, Vices Creator’s Project, FUKT Magazine, among others, mainly of web publications often highlighting her prolific presence on social media. Instagram is the tool she uses to release drawings that explore the limitations of public and private intimate space.