"For her show at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the artist chose to remake Denys Calvaert’s painting “Annunciation” (c. 1595). [...] Elise Ansel wields a mean brush — and pencil and pen — in her variations. She is a serious and inspired action painter whose work at its strongest brings Howard Hodgkin’s paintings to mind, who employs similar painterly shorthand."
Elise Ansel’s Ab-Ex Annunciation
Carl Little, Hyperallergic, April 9, 2016