I'm a little sad that Theo Ellsworth's show opened in LA just a few days after I left. As many of you know, I'm an ultra-fan of his and was fortunate enough to have had one of his pieces in Observatory's Lunation show early this year - which I promptly proceeded to buy cause I couldn't bear the thought of it living anywhere else other than my apartment. Those in Angel City still get to benefit from seeing his ebullient, hyperornamented work in person at GR2 through August 15th:
Theo Ellsworth at GR2
July 28 – August 15, 2012
GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276
Giant Robot is proud to present The Sudden Amplification of Certain Senses, an art show featuring new works by Theo Ellsworth.
Theo Ellsworth draws obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean “Moebius” Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the ’70s. (Ellsworth’s first “real” book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful, and published by Secret Acres in 2008.) Taking part in art shows affords the Portland, OR-based artist opportunities to experiment with color, explore larger frames, and let his imagination fly–or spelunk or dive, depending on his mood.
Lucky, lucky LA.