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Stephen Ellis: Still Life

September 15 - October 11

Stephen Ellis, (Cold Soldier) Still Life, 2019. Coloured pencil and gouache on digital print on Fabriano paper, 560 x 760mm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Gallery, Auckland.

The Still Life suite reflects on the domestication of war and male violence. A legacy of military service in Stephen Ellis‘ family, and his attendance at the Gallipoli centennial in Turkey to commemorate his grandfather’s service there, prompted the artist to examine the inheritances of war. The Still Life images refer to the iconography of war movies, war comics and war reportage; at the same time the diminution of scale and the use of toy soldiers and kitchen containers, speaks to the invasion of safe spaces and the impact of war service on home and family. The title of the suite refers to the domestic scale and to the quotidian objects used in the dioramas.

The gallery is open and practicing COVID-19 social distancing measures. The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.

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Details

Start:
September 15
End:
October 11

Gallery Name

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Phone:
+64 9 520 0501
Email:
info@sanderson.co.nz
Website:
sanderson.co.nz

Venue

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Osborne Ln, 2 Kent St
Auckland, New Zealand
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Details

Start:
September 15
End:
October 11

Gallery Name

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Phone:
+64 9 520 0501
Email:
info@sanderson.co.nz
Website:
sanderson.co.nz

Venue

Sanderson Contemporary Art
Osborne Ln, 2 Kent St
Auckland, New Zealand
+ Google Map