Wallack Galleries is please to welcome artist Tami Galili Ellis to our stable of artists.
From September 15-29, 2012, we will be featuring a variety of her works including those from her series Fancy for Pigeons.
Artist reception September 15th from 3 - 5pm
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Okay, so why pigeons?
Pigeons have always represented to me a kind of domesticated, mundane existence. An animal that has evolved and adapted with the presence of man, found in urban centres throughout the world, they are often considered a nuisance, carrying disease and pestilence, complete with toxic droppings. In that backdrop, for all the disgust they may bring, I find myself curious about their domestic inclusion in our own urban, domesticated lifestyles. There is in contrast a clear beauty in them and their ability to adapt and grow within our urbane cities.
Pigeons aside for a moment...
My paintings are clearly about interior domestic scenes. I include images build out of common shapes and objects that can represent to anyone a familiarity with the subject. These domestic scenes are expressed with vibrant colours and a freedom of brush stroke to intentionally suggest a serene, domestic setting.
I place the pigeon into these scenes knowing that to many, they may actually go unnoticed or unquestioned at first. Even upon initial cognition, there appearance blends with their surrounding and the juxtaposition of these gentle urbane scenes next to coddling, nesting pigeons is accepted. I want them to appear as if they have "slipped" in, trying to go unnoticed.
These new paintings are large, fresh and bright, they are my homely interiors, my fancy for pigeons.
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