EXHIBITS - DISTANT AND FAMILIAR SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS BY RUSS ELLIS

 

MONKS AND NOMADS

PHOTOGRAPHS BY VASSI KOUTSAFTIS

January 28 to February 18, 2006

 

"Discussing the taken for granted world, Maurice Merleau-Ponty observed that "the rims of our glasses are farther away than the mountains."

In the last couple of years, I have been playing with the tension between the form generated and the habits of routine perception. The absolutely routine can be practically invisible yet perfectly present. You repeatedly bump into the clearly visible end table recently moved by six inches. I have some confidence that a sculpture can be especially interesting when it combines the familiar and the distant.

 

Russ Ellis, 2007