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  Lori Ellison
January 5 - February 11, 2012
 
 
In her first solo exhibition at the gallery, Lori Ellison will exhibit ink on notebook paper drawings and gouache on panel paintings. Also in the show will be paintings executed on shaped panels in various materials ranging from enamel and glitter to egg tempera. These paintings have never been exhibited previously. Although the exhibition is mostly recent work, it will include pieces spanning the past two decades. What unifies the paintings and drawings is the artist’s interest in obsessive patterning and intimate scale. Whether executed in monochromatic grid patterns or playful, organically meandering compositions, Ellison repeats single motifs throughout her compositions: wedges, circles, rectangles, and forms within forms, as well as tendril-like shapes, ropes and linked chains, among many others. Her abstract motifs, referencing nature, textile patterns, and architectural decoration, fill the pictorial space in all-over densities. The works reveal an intensity of focus and an embrace of the manifold pleasures of the slow read. As the artist has noted, her interest is in "Proportion based on the lyric, not the epic - that is where the juice lives….Art that is the size and resonance of a haiku, quiet and solid as the ground beneath one's feet…A discreet art, valiantly purified of the whole hodgepodge of artist's tricks and tics."
 
 
Untitled, 2002
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 1999
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2002
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2004
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 1998
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2008
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2005
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 1998
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2003
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2005
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2007
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2006
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2011
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2002
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 

Untitled, 2000
Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
10 x 8 inches
 

Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
10 x 8 inches
 

Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
10 x 8 inches
 
 
Red Triangles, 2002
Enamel on wood panel
14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
 

In the Heartland, 1997
Gouache on wood panel
36 x 24 inches
 

Untitled, 2010
Gouache on wood panel
7 x 5 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
7 x 5 inches
 

Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
10 x 8 inches
 

Untitled, 2010
Gouache on wood panel
11 x 8 1/2 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2010
Gouache on wood panel
10 x 8 inches
 

Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
8 x 6 inches
 

Untitled, 2010
Gouache on wood panel
8 x 6 inches
 
 
Tears, 2003
Glitter glue on wood panel
6 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
 

Circuitry I, 2000
Glitter glue on wood panel
14 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches
 

Triangles, 2002
Gouache on wood panel
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
 
 
Beaded Curtain, 2000
Oil on wood panel
18 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches
 

Veins, 1999
Enamel on wood panel
9 x 6 3/4 inches
 

Frondly, 1998
Oil on wood panel
31 1/2 x 21 inches
 
 
Sea Pods, 2006
Gouache on wood panel
9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
 

In the Forest, 2004
Glitter glue on wood panel
16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
 

Chex, 2001
Egg tempera on wood panel
14 x 6 inches
 
 
Circuitry, 2005
Glitter glue on wood panel
7 x 5 inches
 

To the Sun, 2002
Glitter glue on wood panel
13 x 11 inches
 

Untitled, 2009
Gouache on wood panel
14 x 11 inches
 
 
Untitled, 2011
Gouache on wood panel
10 x 8 inches
 

Untitled, 2010
Gouache on wood panel
8 x 6 inches
 

Untitled, 2010
Gouache on wood panel
8 x 6 inches
 
 
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