EXHIBITION

Scott Daniel Ellison, Werewolf Transformed
Werewolf (Transformed)
Scott Daniel Ellison, Civet
Civet
Scott Daniel Ellison, Birthday Party
The Birthday Party
Scott Daniel Ellison, Recliner
Recliner
Scott Daniel Ellison, Over the Hills
Over the Hills
Scott Daniel Ellison, Mouth
Mouth
Scott Daniel Ellison, Blue Hand
Blue Hand
Scott Daniel Ellison, Earthworm
Earthworm
Scott Daniel Ellison, Cyclops
Cyclops
Scott Daniel Ellison, Bison
Bison
Scott Daniel Ellison, Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Scott Daniel Ellison, Glacier
Glacier
Scott Daniel Ellison, White Rabbit
White Rabbit
Scott Daniel Ellison, Bonfire
Bonfire
Scott Daniel Ellison, Swampcat
Swampcat
Scott Daniel Ellison, Dark Ride
Dark Ride
Scott Daniel Ellison, Sunrise
Sunrise
Scott Daniel Ellison, Stray Cat
Stray Cat
Scott Daniel Ellison, Giraffe
Giraffe
Scott Daniel Ellison Birthday Party Installation
Exhibition Image
Scott Daniel Ellison, The Birthday Party Installation
Exhibition Image Two
Scott Daniel Ellison The Birthday Party Installation
Exhibition Image Three
Scott Daniel Ellison, The Birthday Party Installation
Exhibition Image Four
Scott Daniel Ellison, Ghost Dance Exhibition One
Exhibition Image Five
Scott Daniel Ellison, Ghost Dance Exhibition Two
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January 7 – February 20, 2010

Opening reception:
Thursday, January 7, 2010
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ClampArt is pleased to announce “The Birthday Party,” Scott Daniel Ellison’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

The artist’s earlier work largely focused on animals that Ellison had seen firsthand on excursions over the course of his life. From skunks and sloths to opossums and ocelots, Ellison’s creatures spanned the wild species. While occasional vampires, werewolves, and beautiful young women would enter the mix, Ellison, for the most part, concentrated his efforts on the depiction of quirky animals.

From 2008 to 2010, Ellison’s paintings generally grew larger (up to 14 x 18 inches), and he veered more toward his macabre subject matter. Inspired by Scandinavian folk art he admired while living in Sweden, along with obscure horror films, grisly tales, recurrent fears, and popular music (Ellison is also a recording artist), the darkly humorous works are sparse and enigmatic, suggesting but never completely offering extended narratives.

Originally trained as a photographer at Purchase College and then the International Center for Photography, Ellison cites Diane Arbus and Ralph Eugene Meatyard as other major influences, which is apparent in the deadpan compositions of his earlier animal portraits and the mood of many of the newer pieces.

Work by Scott Daniel Ellison

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