Elana Adler, Technician - Fashion & Textile Design
To Through brings together works that function through materiality in an interstitial space where we are confronted with what is in between. The objects are seemingly enigmatic, tools without buttons or signs without words. Adler puts material to this usually forgotten space past boundaries where our vantage point usually stops. Through emphasis on what is normally forgotten we are caught off guard in the best way before the work brings us back to resolve.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Adler grew up throughout New York, Western Massachusetts, and England. She received a BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and a MFA in Fibers & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. She currently lives and works in Portland, ME.
To Through is on display June 10--August 12, 2023. Hours for Buoy Gallery (located at 2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904) are Tuesday--Saturday, 4-9pm.