Kinetic trash sculpture including speaker box, 3 bags of paper shreds, green bubble wrap, cardboard, 2 white plastic buckets with contents, school desk, notebooks, black box, flowers, 2 plastic cans with contents, 2 metal cans with cover, metal drum
122 x 427 x 122 cm
artfacts.net Additional information and images â€“ David Ellis
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Country Club is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist David Ellis. The centerpiece of the exhibition, FAMS 2 (2008) - an acronym for Fine Art Moving & Storage - is an installation featuring a new motion- painting continuing Ellisâ€™ exploration of mechanical sound compositions and improvised painting techniques. The motion painting is projected onto the wall along with the tops of 10 art storage crates arranged on the wall according to the Fibonacci mathematical golden rule principal. Inside the crates themselves, piston actuators bang and vibrate a collection of discarded studio debris that creates the soundtrack for the adjacent projection. The audio component is composed and arranged by Roberto Lange, Ellisâ€™ collaborator on numerous projects.
roeblinghall.com Representing gallery, New York
David Ellis is an artist born into a family immersed in music. In his youth Ellis had little patience with piano lessons or reading sheet music. Instead he absorbed everything on The Super Mix, a Saturday night radio program broadcast from the nearby Fort Bragg military base. Each week a new cassette tape of emerging New York hip-hop found its way into the life of a child growing up in a log house in North Carolina. By the time Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 released The Message, Ellis was writing rhymes and banging out beats with his friends on the desks at school. Things have since become much louder.