May 16 — June 20, 2015
Scott Daniel Ellison
Small in scale and mysterious in nature, Scott Daniel Ellison paints stylized gothic tableaus. With a limited palette, Ellison deftly evokes art brut and late-night horror films. Oil and acrylic paint are worked onto the surface of wooden panels with an intentional force that burnishes the surface creating a wax-like texture. Onto those surfaces play skeletons, goblins and bats, creatures of darkness in revelry or seclusion.
Scott Daniel Ellison earned a 2000 BFA from Purchase College, NY in 2000 and an MFA from SUNY Purchase in 2010. Ellison exhibits regularly with Clamp Art in New York and has also exhibited recently at: Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden; University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME; the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Monya Rowe Gallery, NY, NY; Galleria Traghetto, Venice, Italy and Carl Berg Projects, West Hollywood, CA. In 2012, Ellison was awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Ellison lives and works in upstate New York. This will be Ellison's first exhibition in Texas.