Christopher Grimes Gallery

Sharon Ellis; South Gallery: Dane Mitchell

Sharon Ellis; South Gallery: Dane Mitchell

rheum (unconscious material 1) by dane mitchell

Dane Mitchell

Rheum (Unconscious Material 1), 2013

teleplastic configuration (sleep architecture) by dane mitchell

Dane Mitchell

Teleplastic Configuration (Sleep Architecture), 2014

twilight venn by dane mitchell

Dane Mitchell

Twilight Venn, 2014

installation view

Installation View

night storm by sharon ellis

Sharon Ellis

Night Storm, 2013

Saturday, March 15, 2014Saturday, May 3, 2014

Christopher Grimes Gallery
Santa Monica, CA USA

Santa Monica, January 2014 – Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased announce an exhibition of paintings by Sharon Ellis. Eight years have passed since Ellis’ last exhibition in Los Angeles. In this long-anticipated show, Ellis applies her singular vision to the representation of timeless landscapes. Working within the tradition of Romanticism and with a tangential relationship to such early modernists as Agnes Pelton and Charles Burchfield, Ellis’ paintings highlight the interplay between a visible world and an equally present, invisible one.

Ellis (Los Angeles, CA, 1955) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work was included in the group exhibitions Eden’s Edge: Art in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and POPulence, curated by David Pagel, which traveled throughout the United States. The Long Beach Museum of Art organized a ten-year survey of Ellis’ work in 2002 entitled Evocations, which traveled to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and San Jose Museum of Art. Ellis was also included in Flower Power at Le Consortium, Centre d’art contemporain in Lille, France.

The South Gallery will feature a new installation of sculpture and photographs by Dane Mitchell. Mitchell’s practice is concerned with manifesting the physical properties of the incorporeal. Through the use of scent, spells and shamans, his work channels invisible forces into concrete forms, coupling spiritual tendencies with minimalism and conceptualism.

Mitchell (Auckland, New Zealand, 1976) lives and works in Auckland. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) and Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2011). His work has been included in exhibitions worldwide such as the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2012); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2012); and Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (2010).

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