Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased announce an exhibition of paintings by Sharon Ellis. Eight years have passed since Ellis’ last exhibition in Los Angeles. In this long-anticipated show, Ellis applies her singular vision to the representation of timeless landscapes. Working within the tradition of Romanticism and with a tangential relationship to such early modernists as Agnes Pelton and Charles Burchfield, Ellis’ paintings highlight the interplay between a visible world and an equally present, invisible one.
Ellis lives and works in Yucca Valley, CA. She was recently included in the group exhibitions Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, MASS MoCA, North Adams (2016), Experience 19: Touch, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo (2015), Eden’s Edge: Art in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2007); and POPulence (2005), curated by David Pagel, which traveled throughout the United States. The Long Beach Museum of Art organized a ten-year survey of Ellis’ work in 2002 entitled Evocations, which traveled to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and San Jose Museum of Art. Ellis was also included in Flower Power at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille, France (2004).