Elaine Ashburn

A Step Beyond Ordinary

July 29 - August 18, 2022

Reception: August 4, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Sometimes neglecting household chores can lead to great things. It happened to New York digital artist Elaine Ashburn. Always forgetting to put her recycling out, Ashburn would end up at the Hastings-on-Hudson recycling center on Saturdays. There she found a treasure of quaint objects and furniture: old street lamps, antique velvet couches, or mannequins. Fascinated with this jumble of oddities, she started taking photographs–week after week–and manipulating them in Photoshop, to document the fleeting images that affect our everyday lives. Her collages are like lucid dreams in technicolor. Figures and objects float around in a stupor-like haze, as if appearing from the depth of our subconscious. Amidst flashes of light, eerie dolls, angel statues, and flickering candles, we dive into Ashburn’s spectacular visions, inebriated and almost hallucinated.

Ashburn graduated in Advertising Design from New York City College of Technology and took art classes at FIT and the School of Visual Arts. She participated in the MvVO Ad Art Show at the Oculus, inside the NY World Trade Center, and was a featured artist in the Hudson Independent, a local newspaper, which brought notice to her as a serious artist residing in the Hudson Valley. When not scavenging recycling centers, she works in advertising. Her resume includes companies such as Ogilvy, Grey, KBS+P, Saatchi & Saatchi, and FCB.

Featured Artworks
Forest Full of Dreams
Forest Full of Dreams
Brussels Boy with Sprouts and Fish
Brussels Boy with Sprouts and Fish
Gateway to the Cosmos
Gateway to the Cosmos
Mannequin Madonna
Mannequin Madonna
Meeting in the Moonlight
Meeting in the Moonlight
Racing Through Space and Time
Racing Through Space and Time
She Who Laughs Last
She Who Laughs Last
Warning: They Show Up in Groups
Warning: They Show Up in Groups

Elaine Ashburn

A Step Beyond Ordinary

July 29 - August 18, 2022

Reception: August 4, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Forest Full of Dreams
Forest Full of Dreams

Digital Découpage
19" x 14.5"

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Sometimes neglecting household chores can lead to great things. It happened to New York digital artist Elaine Ashburn. Always forgetting to put her recycling out, Ashburn would end up at the Hastings-on-Hudson recycling center on Saturdays. There she found a treasure of quaint objects and furniture: old street lamps, antique velvet couches, or mannequins. Fascinated with this jumble of oddities, she started taking photographs–week after week–and manipulating them in Photoshop, to document the fleeting images that affect our everyday lives. Her collages are like lucid dreams in technicolor. Figures and objects float around in a stupor-like haze, as if appearing from the depth of our subconscious. Amidst flashes of light, eerie dolls, angel statues, and flickering candles, we dive into Ashburn’s spectacular visions, inebriated and almost hallucinated.

Ashburn graduated in Advertising Design from New York City College of Technology and took art classes at FIT and the School of Visual Arts. She participated in the MvVO Ad Art Show at the Oculus, inside the NY World Trade Center, and was a featured artist in the Hudson Independent, a local newspaper, which brought notice to her as a serious artist residing in the Hudson Valley. When not scavenging recycling centers, she works in advertising. Her resume includes companies such as Ogilvy, Grey, KBS+P, Saatchi & Saatchi, and FCB.

Forest Full of Dreams
Forest Full of Dreams
Brussels Boy with Sprouts and Fish
Brussels Boy with Sprouts and Fish
Gateway to the Cosmos
Gateway to the Cosmos
Mannequin Madonna
Mannequin Madonna
Meeting in the Moonlight
Meeting in the Moonlight
Racing Through Space and Time
Racing Through Space and Time
She Who Laughs Last
She Who Laughs Last
Warning: They Show Up in Groups
Warning: They Show Up in Groups
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The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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