July 25, 2012

Theo Ellsworth "The Sudden Amplification of Certain Senses" exhibition at GR2

Theo Ellsworth
The Sudden Amplification of Certain Senses

July 28 – August 15, 2012
Reception: Saturday, July 28th, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

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.

An opening reception for Ellsworth will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, July 28th.

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