Ellen Salk: Studio Practice
September 21–November 2, 2019
Ellen Salk’s Studio Practice exhibited the preparatory studio work which leads to the development of her newest series. In searching for new imagery which would allow her to introduce more color and break from the organizing principles of her previous body of work, she revisits prints done by the great Japanese artists of the Edo period, exploring complexity and reduction, and creating quick, intuitive collages. These precede her most recent paintings, a few of which were included in this exhibition. The painting Edo Collage #17, 2019 was purchased with funds from the Art Committee: Athenaeum Permanent Collection 2019.13.