Friday 25 November, 1pm
Jason Ellis Artist’s Talk in association with Dublin Gallery Weekend.
Jason Ellis’ second exhibition in the gallery sees a progression of the sculptor’s continued curiosity with figuration. Having gained access to an extraordinary collection of plaster casts kept by the Department of Anatomy at Trinity College, Dublin, Ellis has chosen a number of items, human and animal, and remade them using varieties of limestone, marble, slate and sandstone. In transforming each piece of Old Anatomy into an object of art, Ellis draws references from five hundred years of sculpture. Michelangelo, Japonism, Victorian curiosity and contemporary morbidity are all evoked in fourteen individual subjects. Above all, Ellis succeeds, with all his technical expertise, in bringing the viewer into close contact with elements of their own, human biology and presenting the animal kingdom through a private lens of art history.
Jason will discuss the project, the works on show and will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.