I MET THE HOMIE ELLIS AT THE NY OPENING FOR EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP. ELLIS IS A REALLY COOL DUDE, MARRIED MAN FROM THE BRONX, GOES AROUND DRAWING SHADOWS AND ALL SORTS FO COOL STUFF, AT FORST GLANCE, YOU MIGHT THINK HE'S LIKE SOME SORT OF STREET PERFORMER, THEN YOU REALIZE ITS JUST THAT HE PERFORMS IN THE STREET
Mighty Tanaka presents:
Permanently TemporaryA Survey of Works and Installation by Ellis Gallagher AKA Ellis G
Ellis Gallagher, AKA Ellis G, is the quintessential street artist, having created a highly unique and stylized interpretation of the City and its surroundings that New Yorkers take for granted. Through tracing of shadows with sidewalk chalk, his artwork is the very definition of temporary, marking a specific time and place that few are lucky enough to stumble upon. Mighty Tanaka is proud to bring you Permanently Temporary, A Survey of Works and Installation by Ellis Gallagher AKA Ellis G.
For the first time ever, original Ellis G shadow and chalk drawings will be made available to the public. The installation forPermanently Temporary will double as a performance piece during the opening reception on Friday, January 21st, as he will create custom shadow and chalk artwork on site for the gallery visitors. This special event translates an otherwise temporary form of art into an obtainable milestone of artistic interpretation.
Ellis Gallagher has paid his dues time and time again on the streets of NYC and throughout the world, as he has created an iconic technique that is recognized globally.
Mighty Tanaka 68 Jay St., Suite 416 (F Train to York St.) Friday, January 21st - February 4