new gallery hours for september

gallery hours:
saturday & sunday, 12-4p
the gallery will also be open labour day, 12-4p

location: building 4b, nolan park, governors island, nyc

open studio hours:
saturday, 12-3p
location: building 4a, nolan park, governors island, nyc

more info

this week on governors island

galleryELL’s artist-in-residence program continues on governors island. artists include john ros, james cullinane, joel bacon, & christine gedeon. last week kariann fuqua joined us from washington dc. this week we welcome matthew choberka from utah. next week nancy hubbard from brooklyn will join the artists on the island.

open studio hours: saturdays, 12-3p
view images of the studios.

transient landscape, our group exhibition continues through 25 september 2011.
gallery hours: friday-sunday, 12-4p in august; saturday, sunday & labor day, 12-4p in september.
view images of the exhibit.

studios & gallery will be open during our season closing celebration:
saturday & sunday, 24 & 25 september 2011, 12-5p.

transient landscape: visualizing governors island
curated by john ros

this week on governors island

group exhibit continues
artist-in-residence studios open

transient landscape
an evolving group exhibit which takes a broad look at the influence of our ever-changing landscapes — physical and psychological — through a variety of media.
gallery hours: friday – sunday, 12-4p
location: building 4b, nolan park

visualizing governors island
an artist-in-residence program, with open studios on saturday to give the public an inside look at our galleryELL artists at work.
open studio hours: saturday, 12-3p
location: building 4a, nolan park

more info

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!

transient landscape: visualizing governors island

galleryELL is pleased to announce that we will be part of the 2011 season at governors island with transient landscape: visualizing governors island. this two-part project takes a broad look at the influence of our ever-changing landscapes — physical and psychological — through a variety of media, as well as gives the public an inside look at our artists at work.

curated by john ros.

project on view from 22 july through 25 september 2011

hours & more info
artists exhibiting

hays — summer artist in residence

Jodi Hays has been invited to be the July Artist in Residence for the National Parks in the Ozark foothills.  She will be focusing on the rock formations (informing her current sculpture — one of which is included in the Spool Mfg. exhibition) of Gulpha Gorge in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Varnot — Hiking the PCT and Jentel Residency

If you haven’t had a chance to go see Annie Varnot’s installation “Oh Varian Sea,” at Rockland Center for the Arts, in the exhibition,  “Flowers Follies, and Other Rites of Spring,” I highly recommend it.  The show is fantastic. I hope to post images of the work soon.

Come mid April Annie Varnot will be packing her bags for two months to go out west. She will be meeting artist and adventurer, Christy Georg, to hike the southern portion of the Pacific Crest Trail for three weeks. Following her hike, she will travel to Banner, Wyoming, where she will explore her drinking straw work at Jentel Artist Residency.

annie varnot on galleryELL
annie varnot

Varnot — updates

Varnot attending A.I.R. at Weir Farm, December 2010.

I have returned to Weir Farm for the month of December. I am focusing on work I relate to winter.  I have started five subtle tree watercolors with minimal narrative elements relating to the site. In addition I am sinking chicken eggs I had previously drained into baggies of hydrocal. Once finished, the accumulation of the eggs peaking out of plaster bags will become a larger modular floor or wall installation. I am also working on some tree cut outs and may or may not continue with some drinking straw work…we’ll see!
Happy Holidays!

Varnot finalist for Headlands Center for The Arts Project Space
Annie was recently notified by the Headlands Center for the Arts that she was selected as a finalist for their Artist in Residence Project Space. Unfortunately, in the end, she was not selected….

annie varnot

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…)

Erdrich – Sculpture Space residency

Loren Erdrich is spending the summer of 2010 at artist residencies.  She was a funded resident at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY for June and July where she initiated a new body of work, incorporating new materials and subject matter.  Below are some studio images of works in progress.  Beginning August 1st she will be at Art Farm in Marquette, NE.