The Ellen Gallagher Exhibition at The Tate Modern has been running since Wednesday 1st May – 1st September 2013. This will be the UK’s first substantial solo exhibition of Ellen Gallagher’s work and there will be a number of magnificent works to see from paintings to collages, the art on display hopes to grab your attention and certainly make you think.
The artist is an established North American artist who frequently showcases in solo and group exhibitions around the world, with permanent pieces held in many major museums. Her unique art works cover a broad range of media and those who visit the exhibition will be able to enjoy film installations as well as paintings and screen prints.
Although many of her works explore underlying themes of race, the artist has been inspired by an eclectic range of sources, from myths, music and literature to science fiction and advertising. The abstract paintings of Agnes Martin have also influenced her work, however her creations are truly original, and those who see the exhibition will see this for themselves.
The exhibition will be surveying the past 20 years of the artists successful career, however there are many works that are worthy of note, including the film installation titled, Murmur 2003-4. Another piece to look out for is the complex relief, Bird in Hand 2006, which depicts a black sailor with a peg-leg holding a dark green parrot in his hand.
The majority of Gallagher’s works showcased are very well known images but there will also be new works displayed to the public for the first time, so make sure you get the latest at this thought-provoking exhibition.
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