studio visit

open studios – brooklyn college

john ros will be participating in the brooklyn college open studios

friday, 18 november, 6-10p
saturday, 19 november, 1-6p
monday, 21 november, 10-2p

brooklyn college, department of art
boylan hall, floors 4, 5 & 6
2900 bedford avenue | brooklyn ny 11210

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

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

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

Nash — on Varnot

On a recent visit to the studio of artist to Annie Varnot, I had the opportunity to view the artist’s biomorphic, landscape inspired sculptures, drawings, and photographs up close. I was instantly struck by the intensity of labor and craft that goes into her assemblages made from jewelry size pieces of cut drinking straws and the extremely detailed, lace cut-out drawings. The artist, who describes her goal as “creating an environment in which to be safe”, is approaching her project on a very intimate scale.

Varnot — Latest News

I am pleased to announce I was selected by SFMOMA Artists Gallery Director, Maria Madua, for a month long artist residency at Whiskeytown National Park, in California for 2010.
She wrote…

“Annie Varnot’s materials (non-biodegradable polymers) are much further from natural than those used by Gerber and Moosman, yet her forms mimic nature at its most elemental.  “Swelling” is composed of plastic drinking straws, pompoms, Pearlier beads, colored wire, mylar, packing balls, a thermometer and electrical light.  A swelling ocean, with human habitations positioned above the water on stilts; a microscopic view of a benign tumor; or a fluorescent coral reef are just some of the things the sculpture evokes.  This colorful microcosm makes no apologies for its artificiality, but delights in its hybrid state.”