ELLEN CORNETT: INTO THE WOODS

Solo Exhibit of Drawings Exploring Themes of Conflict, Misunderstanding and Absurdity

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 31, 2020 |  ONLINE EXHIBIT

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COPYRIGHT STATEMENT: All images are the property of artist Ellen Cornett and are protected by copyright. No image can be used without the written permission of the artist.
TO PURCHASE ARTWORK: Please contact Anne Burton, Gallery Director, by sending an email to: aburton@blackrockcenter.org
EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION: In meticulously detailed drawings, Ellen Cornett creates surreal tableaux layered with narratives and themes frequently referencing fables, poems and rhymes which incorporate the Maryland artist’s fascination with stories of transformation, artifice, and disguise. In her solo exhibition, Ellen Cornett: Into the Woods, she presents a series of recent works where she manipulates familiar characters into mysterious vignettes exploring conflict, misunderstanding, absurdity and relationships gone awry. While the subject matter of each of the 37 drawings in the exhibition varies widely, common motifs tie them together and make them seem like moments in one long, overarching plot. Using carbon pencil, supplemented by colored pencil in select works, she skillfully renders animals and humans, often wearing animal masks, interacting in unexpected ways in ambiguous scenes, filled with absurd possibilities, where unresolved endings leave room for the viewer’s interpretation.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Cornett has presented solo exhibitions at Brentwood Arts Exchange, Greater Reston Arts Center, Marymount University, Fisher Art Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College, and Montpelier Arts Center among others.  Her work has been selected for numerous group exhibits at regional and national galleries, including Touchstone Gallery, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Harmony Hall, Maryland Federation of Art, Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA and FeGallery in Sacramento, CA. Her work has received awards in juried competitions and is included in both private and public collections, including the Montgomery County Public Art Trust. In 2019, the Hirshhorn Museum selected Cornett to participate in the interactive exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) where she, along with 14 other artists, drew on the walls of the museum to create murals depicting protest, rebellion, and repression. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park where she focused on printmaking. Cornett teaches drawing and painting at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Washington, DC where she is the Visual Arts Department Chair. Cornett maintains her studio in Cheverly, MD. Learn more: www.ellencornett.com

THE HERD
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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CLIMATE CHANGES
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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MISDIRECTION
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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THREE BLIND MICE
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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RACE DAY
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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THREE BUTTON LIZARD
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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THE CHICKEN CROSSING THE ROAD
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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THE QUICK BROWN FOX
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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IN BLACK AND WHITE
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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DYED IN THE WOOL
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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HIPPY SHEEP
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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KNITTING PROJECT
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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SHEEP REPAIR
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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WOLF TURNED SHEPHERD
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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SHEEP HERDING
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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ALL ANIMALS ARE CREATED EQUAL
carbon pencil
$650 unframed | 22” x 30”
$900 framed | 27” x 35”
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TRAVELLING LIGHT
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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TETHERED
carbon pencil
17” x 14” | 22” x 19” framed
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LIGHTER THAN AIR
carbon pencil
17” x 14” | 22” x 19” framed
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THE FOURTH PIG
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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HOW THE RHINOCEROS
GOT HIS SKIN
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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EVERYBODY LOVES HATS
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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FEATERED HATS
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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IF THAT MOCKINGBIRD DON’T SING
carbon pencil
14” x 17” | 19” x 22” framed
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THE ELEPHANT’S CHILD
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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MICHABO AND
THE GREAT FLOOD
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BIRD AM I
carbon pencil and
colored pencil
$650 unframed | 22” x 30”
$900 framed | 27” x 35”
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SWIMMING UPSTREAM
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLO
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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JACK THE DONKEY
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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THE CAT WHO WALKED BY HIMSELF  
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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THE GIRL WHO TROD ON A LOAF
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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SCARECROW WITH PIG
carbon pencil
17” x 14” | 22” x 19” framed
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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DANCING BEARS
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 14” x 17”
$500 framed | 19” x 22”
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THE FLYING LESSON
carbon pencil
17” x 14” | 22” x 19” framed
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THE SISTERS GRIMM
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
carbon pencil
$350 unframed | 17” x 14”
$500 framed | 22” x 19”
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TO PURCHASE ARTWORK: Please contact Anne Burton, Gallery Director, by sending an email to: aburton@blackrockcenter.org

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT: All images are the property of artist Ellen Cornett and are protected by copyright. No image can be used without the written permission of the artist.

 

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