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MYSTERIOUS MISCHIEF (Ellis in Wonderland)
From Friday 21 September 2018
To Sunday 14 October 2018
Contact Rhonda 06 7650917

An intriquing assemblage and painting, first solo exhibition by Stratford Artist Sue Ellis "To exchange the quicksilver world of human intrigue for the reality of timeless change - an evolving dialogue with the living present, the shifting play of light and energy. There’s a heart-aching perfectness that ceaselessly flows through different transformations / combinations of form. Touched off by fleeting glimpses in the world, it gives rise to imagery in mind, a kind of living kaleidoscope of possibilities. I’ve always loved making things, playing around with paint & wood & metal & hand-tools, unearthing little treasures perfect for a certain place or function other than their original purpose. Inspired by such diverse artists & artisans as Dale Copeland, Scott Radke, Ralph Hotere, Joseph Cornell, Tanya Blong; by the exquisite colorations & behaviour & presence of birds; by the heartrendingly rich golds, fiery copper & bronze tones of decomposing vegetation; by the listening stillness in secluded pockets of my semi-wild garden... The Bird pieces (construction, sculpture, assemblage??) are a simply delicious indulgence in fabrication and ornamentation, unexpected personalities emerging, the beautiful delicate structure of bones, the whiff of ‘ancient’ cultures...  The grid paintings have become something of an obsession, each ‘window’ a profound immersion in the frequency, the ‘life’ of the colour {not to mention the delectable aroma of oil paints & mediums} - thought flies out the window. I hope these pieces give others the delight they give to me." - Sue Ellis

 

Location Percy Thomson Gallery, Prospero Place, Stratford