Elmeater Morton

Photograph by Alan Wieder


Elmeater Morton paints with a sense of confidence and grace. Her sure-footing as an abstract painter allows her to weave personal memories and concrete experiences into fluid and meaningful mark-making. Waves and caverns of color—often applied wet-on-wet—take on narrative meaning, as Elmeater points to a form within a painting and gives it a name; a complete creative gesture. Members of the Morton family are frequently subjects of her work, as she reminisces about family holidays, articles of clothing, loss of loved-ones, and ghosts. These attributes give her paintings an expanded sense of time and interconnectivity.