Theo Ellsworth at GR2
November 6 - December 8, 2010
Reception: Saturday, November 6, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Giant Robot is proud to present Visitors, an art show featuring new works by Theo Ellsworth.
Theo Ellsworth draws obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean "Moebius" Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the '70s. (Ellsworth's first "real" book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful, and published by Secret Acres in 2008.) Taking part in art shows affords the Portland, OR-based artist opportunities to experiment with color, explore larger frames, and let his imagination fly--or spelunk or dive, depending on his mood.
For Visitors, Ellsworth is creating a few dozen pieces on wood, paper, and whatever supplies are available featuring portraits of "beings from far away, living in locations too small to see." He explains, "Working on these pieces is, for me, an attempt to understand the way my imagination coexists with my day-to-day world and how my thoughts shape my perception of reality."
Added by Giant Robot on October 29, 2010