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Elizabeth Dorbad | The Arcade

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popblossom is pleased to present, THE ARCADE, selected works by Elizabeth Dorbad, from her ongoing series, ITINERANT ARCHITECTURES. Please join us for the Opening, Friday, April 6, 6:30-8:30pm. Showing, April 6—May 18, 2018.

In her ongoing series, Itinerant Architectures, Elizabeth Dorbad ponders the impermanence and mutability of architecture while engaging the notion of architectural time. Using abandoned architecture as subject matter and material, Dorbad produces works across a range of media including, photography, drawing and video as well as sculpture created out of the rubble of discarded mobile home trailers.

Dorbad considers architecture a transient sculptural system and recreates the structural identities of buildings through what she calls, architectural intervention, “the direct actions of cutting, superimposing or adorning," the resulting sculpture or installation then captured in a photograph.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Elizabeth Dorbad’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries. Her global project, ITINERANT ARCHITECTURES, with iterations in Memphis, Baltimore, San Francisco, Oakland, Berlin, Kassel, New York, and Los Angeles, continues with the latest iteration, THE ARCADE, in Norfolk.


Under the direction of former ArtGallery owner, Lorrie Saunders, popblossom explores exhibition as a medium for artistic expression as well as a platform for experimentation and challenging convention.