Upper Playground friend, David Ellis opens SPIRIT ANIMAL, a joint show with Kevin Earl Taylor at Subliminal Projects September 13th, 2014. Both artists, render animals and surreal figures and landscapes with nature and its spirit as a compelling subject matter.
“Ellis draws from his surroundings, using what he knows and what is familiar and then incorporating what he feels, what he sees, and what he hears. He is heavily influenced by music and is swept up in the dynamics and constantly changing beat of life. Growing up in rural North Carolina and currently living in Woodstock, NY, Ellis intertwines the landscape and its animals with his own internal ebb and flow. The loudness of a free and natural rhythm and the looseness of a fluid stream of consciousness is depicted through gestural and graphic renditions of smoke clouds or undulating waves weaving their way in an out of wooded scenery and the mouths of predators.” – via Subliminal Projects
Spirit Animal will be on view at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS through October 11th.
September 13 – October 11, 2014
Saturday, September 13 · 8-11 pm