Elizabeth Duffy


Elizabeth Duffy is a multidisciplinary artist whose compulsive process and love of material culture drive her to mine the revelatory in the ordinary. Her recent work examines the intersection of domestic life and surveillance, and the unrecognized labor of women through time. Her work is influenced by feminist art, an itinerant way of life, and looking at the overlooked. In her current project, Wearing, she unravels the braided rugs common in old houses, to make them into what they may have been. These rugs, made predominately by working class women from moth-eaten coats, worn blankets and clothing, reveal the tread of humanity going about their daily lives. At Arts Itoya, Elizabeth will work from the clothing in her suitcase.