Exhibits

Metabolic Paintings

Exhibit by Elise Adibi
Metabolic Paintings_Exhibit by Elise Adibi

The exhibit is in the first floor gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138.

There will be a fellow's presentation by Elise Adibi at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, followed by exhibit opening.

From November 14 through December 20, the exhibit will be open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For this installation of paintings, Elise Adibi uses essential plant oils and oil paint to explore two senses—sight and smell—and create an intersensory environment. The essential plant oils used in aromatherapy are ephemeral; after they are mixed with oil paint, however, they become embodied. By using smell and sight, Adibi’s installation makes us aware of the mutual becoming between viewer and object and the necessity of seeing the paintings in person. 

Adibi received her MFA in painting from Columbia University in 2007 and has been awarded grants from the Fine Foundation, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including those at the Andy Warhol Museum, the Armory Show, and the Drawing Center. It has also been reviewed in Artforum and the New York Times. Adibi is represented by Churner and Churner in New York City.