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Hubbard @ The Curator Gallery

galleryELL’s Nancy Hubbard will be featured in a new group exhibit by 3Walls @ THE CURATOR GALLERY

Away We Go: Emerging Brooklyn Artists
30 May – 12 July 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 28th, 6-9

The Curator Gallery | 520 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

3walls is a contemporary salon dedicated to exhibiting new work by emerging artists. With pop-up shows in New York, 3walls seeks to create an intimate salon-like atmosphere to encourage and exchange ideas between artists and patrons. They promote artists who work in various media and who have achieved a high level of excellence.

Ros @ London Met University


@ bank, central house
london metropolitan university
59-63 whitechapel high street, london E1 7PF

13-28 march 2014
private view: 13 march 6-9p

opening hours:
tuesday-friday, 10a-7p; saturday, 11a-6p; closed monday & sunday.

twelve artists explore the human mind in new exhibition from ma curating the contemporary course in partnership with whitechapel gallery.  MORE.

Also visit John’s galleryELL page & website.
view images of sans titre, 2014.

Kirsten Nash in Group Exhibit

Petroleum Jelly
@ Clifton Benevento
March 8 – April 12, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday, March 8 from 5-7p

Often referred to as an optical aberration, a soft focus effect in photography can be created through the use of petroleum jelly. Smearing the messy substance on the lens diffuses the subject, producing a dreamlike representation. Although none of the artists in Petroleum Jelly produce lens-based media, they could be considered analog in their approach to image/object making.

In this exhibition we see the employment of various materials and methods to blur, soften and re-imagine subjects. Some objects appear amorphous, whiles others have been molded in loose representational forms. Purposefully imperfect, the ceramics, paintings and sculptures on view appear fragile yet somehow alive.

Petroleum Jelly includes the work of Polly Apfelbaum and Kirsten Nash who live and work in New York & John Burtle and David Zuttermeister who live and work in Los Angeles.

Visit Kirsten’s galleryELL page & her website.

Jodi Hays — Upcoming Solo Exhibit

Ladies and Gentleman, introducing... 2013 oil on linen 30 x 24"

Ladies and Gentleman, introducing…
oil on linen
30 x 24″

JODI HAYS: Super Scraps
Tinney Contemporary | Nashville, TN
December 7, 2013 — January 14, 2014
Opening Reception: December 7, 6-9pm

Curatorial Statement
Jodi Hays’ latest series of paintings, Super Scraps, encourages the continuous evaluation and re-evaluation of our visual environment. Her work suggests that ultimately things do fit together. Whether it’s a dilapidated building we pass or a bag we carry or a product we buy, all of these things, despite the inevitable chaos we encounter, are not only related, but also consequential.
Diverging from the highly structured compositions that made up an earlier solo exhibition in 2011, Hays has introduced an element of disorder in her new work. This chaotic component is found amongst the controlled forms in various manifestations. Sometimes it is seen in a single, liberated gesture or a bold interruption of color. Other times it is embodied in an organic shape weaving its way through rigid lines. It’s in the wealth of such thoughtful idiosyncrasies that we discover the principle of flexibility overcoming rigidity. Or in broader terms, softness overcoming hardness.

Hays’ paintings are the culmination of her experiences, both personal and communal. Though pulled directly from her own life, the resulting imagery transcends any attempt at a biographical narrative. The referenced objects and scenes are often stripped of most identifying detail, granting them passage into the realm of ambiguity and allowing them to become nuanced representations of a shared reality. As she continues to reconfigure the world around her, Hays has built a visual language all her own.
— Sara Estes

ROS — limited edition print


war on terror, 2013
edition of 12
lithograph and silkscreen
30 x 22 in. | 72 x 56 cm
printed by anna hoberman

this limited edition print marks the 12 year anniversary of the ongoing and vague global war on terror. awareness is the first step to accepting that we are all a part of the global community.

this print utilizes lithography and silkscreen. the flat was produced using a photographic litho plate, rolled with mixed metallic grey ink. the text is screenprinted, and “dropped” eight times for more dimension.

you can purchase your limited edition print here.
john ros on galleryELL