Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

David Ellingsen artist exhibition at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

 

 

LIFE: AS WE’VE KNOWN IT

BEATY BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM
VANCOUVER, CANADA
March 17 to August 19, 2018
2212 Main Mall, UBC
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ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, April 19th, 6 – 830pm

 

On now – 18 artist prints from Life: As We’ve Known It appear in this exhibition at Vancouver’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Along with related installations (and an Instagram booth!) the entire series of 132 photographs will be displayed at their native 4×5 inch dimension.

If you’re in Vancouver for Thursday, April 19th please join us for the artist reception from 6 to 830pm.

PRESS RELEASE
“There is a distinct eeriness looking at an image from this series by David Ellingsen. The dark glow suspending each subject is as compelling as it is unnatural. How will these photographs be viewed by our descendants and what will remain of these species, or their human viewers? As our planet enters another mass extinction period, only the sixth in its 4.5 billion year history, the photographs in Life: As We’ve Known It respond to this anthropogenic event of unprecedented scale.”

See the complete series here.

Part of the 2018 Capture Photography Festival Open Program.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Artist Reception and Q+A – tomorrow, January 11, 2018

The Hospital Club presents The Baldwin Gallery’s Betwixt, exploring the organic and psychic transference between selves and species, featuring the shape-changing photography of David Ellingsen and Meryl McMaster.
The Hospital Club presents The Baldwin Gallery’s Betwixt, exploring the organic and psychic transference between selves and species, featuring the shape-changing photography of David Ellingsen and Meryl McMaster.

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Private View: January 11th, 2018

The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ

The Hospital Club presents The Baldwin Gallery’s Betwixt, exploring the organic and psychic transference between selves and species, featuring the shape-changing photography of David Ellingsen and Meryl McMaster.

Of indigenous and European descent, Plains Cree sculptural-photographer, McMaster, pits delimiting identities – Native American, Canadian, female, human – against the immediacy of her lived body in the natural world. She expresses heritage and contemporaneity as a synergistic strength of unities, rather than a struggle between opposites.

Ellingsen’s Anthropocene series is inspired by the proposed renaming of our geological epoch, as Earth’s systems are irrevocably altered by human activity. Transmuted skeletal remains, adrift on blackness, reference future and past and are both a warning and rendering of hope.

Both artists have shown in museums around the world, from The Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Canada, and the Datz Museum of Art, South Korea (Ellingsen), to the Smithsonian and the Art Gallery of Ontario (McMaster).

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Betwixt exhibition – The Baldwin Gallery at The Hospital Club

The Hospital Club presents The Baldwin Gallery’s Betwixt, exploring the organic and psychic transference between selves and species, featuring the shape-changing photography of David Ellingsen and Meryl McMaster.

BETWIXT

Meryl McMaster & David Ellingsen


December 3rd – February 4th, 2017, by appointment

The Baldwin Gallery at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ

 

“The Hospital Club presents The Baldwin Gallery’s Betwixt, exploring the organic and psychic transference between selves and species, featuring the shape-changing photography of David Ellingsen and Meryl McMaster.

Of indigenous and European descent, Plains Cree sculptural-photographer, McMaster, pits delimiting identities – Native American, Canadian, female, human – against the immediacy of her lived body in the natural world. She expresses heritage and contemporaneity as a synergistic strength of unities, rather than a struggle between opposites.

Ellingsen’s Anthropocene series is inspired by the proposed renaming of our geological epoch, as Earth’s systems are irrevocably altered by human activity. Transmuted skeletal remains, adrift on blackness, reference future and past and are both a warning and rendering of hope.

Both artists have shown in museums around the world, from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Canada, and the Datz Museum of Art, South Korea (Ellingsen), to the Smithsonian and the Art Gallery of Ontario (McMaster).”

– The Baldwin Gallery

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

Friday, 10 February 2017

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Advance press for upcoming exhibition ‘The Sublunary World’ at London’s Baldwin Gallery

The Sublunary World at London's Baldwin Gallery

 

The UK’s Country & Town House magazine profiles The Baldwin Gallery in their cultural guide to January.

Dennison Smith spent time living with the Navajo tribe in North America and was inspired by their understanding of art as part of our personal and geographical identity – not merely as a commodity. On her return to London she opened the doors of her Blackheath home as a gallery space to display contemporary indigenous North American art and draw parallels with European artists. The Baldwin Gallery kicks off 2017 with a comparison of Tim Shaw’s Middle World figures and the sculptural photographs of two Canadians – David Ellingsen and Meryl McMaster. 

Saturday, 12 November 2016

“From Walden” exhibition – Datz Museum of Art, South Korea

9 photographs from The Last Stand appear in the group exhibition

From Walden
2016.11.12 to 2017.03.29
The Datz Museum of Art
South Korea

“Canadian contemporary photographer David Ellingsen made staged portraits of stumps—remaining of trees that were cut down by his ancestors—whose family has been in the logging business for five generations. Now an environmentalist, the photographer re-enters his painful history to find clues for dealing with the environmental crisis faced by contemporary society and conducts an artistic ritual for healing.”

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Saturday, 22 October 2016