Elizabeth Withstandley’s:
Searching for the Miraculous

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Searching for the Miraculous is a trilogy of video/installation works that uses Bas Jan Aders final work, “In Search of the Miraculous”,  as an entry point for a new experiential journey. The works explore identity, time, transcended experiences, and the romantic vision of a quest for something better.  The project uses video, audio, music and sculptural elements to create a contemporary version of the trilogy. It starts with  a cinematic short, then a connected journey between two people and finally concludes with a journey of a pair of glass jars floating across the sea.


Elizabeth Withstandley is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She is one of the co-founders of Locust Projects, a not-for-profit art exhibition space, in Miami, FL. 

Her work is routed in conceptual art taking the form of video installations and photographic series. Artifacts, individuality, and music are all central themes in her work. In addition to exhibiting her own work she has organized a number of exhibitions including Smoke & Mirrors at the Torrance Art Museum, 20/20 at Locust Projects and a the 2019 residency project, work from artists at The Curfew Tower.

Upcoming exhibitions include, VisArts, Rockville, Maryland, Exgirlfriend, Berlin, Germany, Govan Project Space, Glasgow, Scotland. She is a 2020 AIREE fellow at the Everglades National Park in Florida in October 2020.

Select past exhibitions include Carination Contemporary, Portland, Oregon, SIM gallery Reykjavik Iceland, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The Moore Space, Miami, Fredric Snitzer, Miami, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, The Tel Aviv Artists’ Studios, Israel, The Bass Museum, Miami, Cultural Center, Sao Paolo Brazil. Her work has been featured in SOLO, Art Papers, The Miami Herald,  and The New Times.