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Scott Daniel Ellison: The Birthday Party
by Doug Black
on 06 January 2010
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Scott Daniel Ellison's latest solo show—his second in NYC—expands on his fascination with ragged animal life, horror film characters and the artists' recurrent fears, all in his trademark faux-naïve style. The Beacon, NY-based photographer and painter sticks to the latter medium in "The Birthday Party," a series of small, acrylic images that he could have as easily taken from "Friday the 13th" as from a backyard after raccoons raided a garbage can.

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Their minute proportions (most measure under a foot) and figurative nature give the impression of storybook illustrations from a particularly macabre tale. These narrative tendencies have their origins in Scandinavian folk art and stories that surrounded Ellison during an extended stay in Sweden.

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The exhibition will feature more than a dozen offerings, and opens this week. See details below.

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Scott Daniel Ellison: The Birthday Party
Opening reception: 7 January 2010, 6-8pm
7 January-20 February 2010
Clampart
521-531 West 25th Street

New York, NY 10001 map
tel. +1
 646 230 0020

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