Friday, March 5, 2010
Sculpture and Ellen Lebow
Black and White work makes my heart sing
-and my mind work double time.
Ellen Lebow is a master of black and white images. She uses the difficult medium of carving (with great delicacy) through a thin layer of black ink to a white substrate. It's a bit like etching, but the finished work has a directness and vibrancy all its own. It's also a high wire act that allows no mistakes, every mark shows.
Don't let the still life fool you, look beyond the table to see the lovers...
Lebow's subjects range widely. In some, she has apocalyptic visions, blending Islamic imagery, Disney characters with casts of thousands. Other panels show portraits of people from Hati, where she spends part of the year.
See more of her work at RicePollak Gallery.
If you're on the east coast catch her retrospective.
Ellen LeBow Mid-Career Retrospective
March 12 - May 2, 2010
Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM)
460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Opening Reception Friday, March 12th, 6-8pm