galleryELL the archive

After much time and reflection, we have come to the decision to end galleryELL’s programing at the end of 2016. Our sister project, studioELL will remain operational as we shift our focus to alternatives in higher education and community organizing.

Though galleryELL has always been a fluid project that has allowed for the evolution needed to lead the zeitgeist, the project finally feels like its scope has become oddly limited. At the start of 2017, will shift to become an archive in order to highlight all the amazing projects we have accomplished over the past eight years.

We want to thank our artists, followers and supporters for the enthusiasm you have shown us throughout the years. This project has been fully artist funded and run! We pride ourselves on maintaining this identity which has helped shape much of the cultural landscape today. This project has meant so much — from the studio visits and residences, to exhibitions, writing and curatorial projects. We stand proud of everything we have accomplished over the past eight years.

We wish you all the best in continued success in and out of the studio — with rigorous conversations within the multitude of varied art spaces we occupy.

John Ros, Director
& the galleryELL Team

donate — galleryELL @ governors island

on behalf of galleryELL i would like to introduce you to transient landscape: visualizing governors island, a new group exhibit and artist-in-residence program coming to governors island this summer.

this two-part project will include an evolving group exhibition, entitled transient landscape, which takes a broad look at the influence of our ever-changing landscapes — physical and psychological — through a variety of media, as well as a concurrent artist-in-residence program, visualizing governors island, which will give the public an inside look at our artists at work. this project will run from 22 july through 25 september 2011.

the majority of expenses for each galleryELL event are carried by our artist members. due to the size and scope of transient landscape we are reaching out to you to ask for some form of sponsorship. financial donations will be graciously accepted and will help fund exhibition costs including packaging/shipping, installation materials, marketing, insurance, and other related expenses.

last year, governors island received more than 443,000 visitors during its 2010 summer season, and even more are expected in 2011. we are very excited to have the potential to reach so many people and share our mission and our work with the public. we would love to have you be a part of that experience.

should you choose to donate to our event, your generosity will be recognized by adding your name to a credit panel that will hang at the entrance of the gallery space on the island.

galleryELL is a transient, brooklyn-based gallery comprised of active artists who look beyond daily practice by reaching out to members of our community and to the community at large, sharing resources, ideas, and creativity through camaraderie. we see the idea of transience as part of all of us and as part of the cities in which we live. recently we have had successful exhibits both locally and internationally. to find out more about galleryELL visit

we thank you for your generous support. you help bring great art to the people of new york!

john ros, artist & founder/director, galleryELL
galleryELL /at/ gmail /dot/ com

please donate!

bacon and ros @ bny arts

galleryELL artists joel bacon and john ros to exhibit in the brooklyn navy yard.

brooklyn navy yard arts group exhibit
building 280, suite 410 | brooklyn navy yard

saturday, 9 october 12-5p
sunday, 10 october 12-4p
reception: saturday, 9 october 6-8p

exhibit available online

Annie Varnot — A.I.R. at Weir Farm Art Center

It’s my first week at Weir Farm…the space is perfect for my artistic thoughts and practice. I have been here two nights and two days. I live by myself in a farm cottage and in the driveway is a newly renovated barn to serve as my studio. The studio is awesome at approximately 400 square feet with cathedral ceilings, temperature control, a huge bathroom, modern deck overlooking a wooded stream (it’s dried up right now), lovely sky high windows, workable walls, gray cement floor, and incredible acoustics. The AIR residency is across the street from the Weir Farm Visitors Center, atop a hill, surrounded by acres of trails and gardens. I am working on an installation involving pipe cleaners, drinking straws, sushi grass, and monofilament. It is huge, in the round, and very exciting to see and work on! I will upload pictures soon. (more…)