Artist: David Ellis
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Co-Lab Project Space
Join Landmarks and Domy Books for a special event to meet New York artist, David Ellis at Co-Lab.
Ellis has been commissioned by Landmarks to create an original video that will premiere at the opening of the Department of Art & Art History’s new Visual Arts Center, which opens the weekend of 23 – 26 September 2010. Ellis is in residence at the VAC galleries through 23 April 2010.
Called a “tour de force” by The New York Times, Ellis is known for his innovative motion paintings that reference contemporary culture and captivate audiences.
Ellis’s work has been included in exhibitions at Upper Playground, the Mattress Factory, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and the ICA Philadelphia. His motion painting “Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love” was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At this time, Joshua Liner Gallery in New York is featuring an exhibition curated by Ellis called “Barnstormers.” It includes works by forty artists who are part of the collaborative group founded by Ellis.
Landmarks is the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. It brings the finest works of public art to the main campus in order to support the university as a leading research institution, to enhance its aesthetic character, and to provide a source of civic pride and welfare.
Landmarks is the first program in the university’s history to develop a collection of public art from a curatorial perspective.Its projects beautify the campus and engage visitors and the university community with art of the highest quality.
Landmarks established its curatorial scope by partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The museum made an unprecedented loan of twenty-eight sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, Tony Smith, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and others that are on long-term exhibit throughout the main campus. Since Landmarks launched in 2008, the Metropolitan sculptures have formed an art historical foundation upon which the university is building a premier public art collection.
Landmarks is building upon this foundation by acquiring works of public art that feature diverse media and demonstrate major trends in the visual arts. Currently under development are works that represent movements in abstract expressionist, minimal, post-minimal, conceptual, video, new media, and street art.
By bringing great works of public art to the main campus, Landmarks records our history, builds community, and creates a sense of place, now and for future generations.
For further information, please visit www.landmarks.utexas.edu
For more information about the Visual Arts Center visit www.finearts.utexas.edu/aah/facilities/vac/index.cfm
About Domy Books:
Domy is a progressive bookstore with a focus on editioned books, periodicals, video, and product lines that concentrate on national and international contemporary art and culture. www.domystore.com