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
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:
location: building 4a, nolan park, governors island, nyc
due to the impending storm, governors island will be closed this weekend, saturday, 27 august & sunday, 28 august.
the gallery and open studio hours will resume next weekend with our new september hours:
gallery hours: saturday, sunday & labor day, 12-4p
open studio hours: saturday, 12-3p
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
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
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!
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….
Jennifer Palmer’s work is included in the recent publication studio visit, volume nine and the juror was Steven Zevitas, owner and publisher of New American Paintings. For further information please visit.
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.
“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.”