Ellison gets ‘Grounded’ at Brockman

Oct 01, 2017
Ingrid Ellison’s “Buried Under March Snow” is an oil on linen.

Brunswick — Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St. (third floor), will host the opening reception for “Grounded,” an exhibit of new work by painter Ingrid Ellison of Camden, Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Ellison will be exhibiting both large and small-scale paintings and works on paper. Of her show’s title, she said that in these “globally and personally turbulent times, I find a steadiness in my own studio practice.” Ellison's work utilizes densely colored passages juxtaposed against open and shifting planes of space. Her work is rooted in the process of applying, wiping, and scraping paint in layers, giving evidence to both the hand of the artist, time; and impressions of pattern and location.

Since moving to the Midcoast 10 years ago, the Boston-born Ellison has exhibited throughout New England including the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the University of Maine Bangor, Åarhus Gallery, Cynthia Winnings Gallery and AVA Center for the Arts. A graduate of Skidmore College who earned her MFA in Painting from American University, Ellison also she studied printmaking at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy; and has participated in residencies and workshops at the Vermont Studio Center and Castle Hill Center for the Arts.

“Grounded” will continue through Oct. 30. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The newly reopened Frank Brockman Gallery is under the direction of artist Mark Little, who has booked it through 2018 with innovative artists engaged in continuing a dialogue of contemporary art issues in Maine. For more information, email marklittlepainter@gmail.com. Ellison’s website is ingridellison.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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