Visually stunning artist David Ellis adopts a more figurative approach for his upcoming show, Mola Salsa, at New Image Art. Known for his organic work that exudes elements of jazz music (mainly rhythm, repetition, and improvisation), for this latest exhibition David explores his upbringing in rural North Carolina. The result is a powerful mix of geometric and natural imagery that has me intrigued and eager with anticipation.
The title of the show, Mola Salsa, evokes a spicy California feel (very appropriate for a New York artists’ west coast show) but is actually rooted in antiquity. As stated in the press release: In ancient Roman religion, mola salsa (“salted flour”) was a mixture prepared by the Vestal Virgins and used in every official sacrifice. It was sprinkled on the forehead and between the horns of animal victims before they were sacrificed, as well as on the altar and in the sacred fire. It was a common offering to the household hearth.
Enjoy the photos courtesy of New Image Art and if you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to check out the works in person. Show runs until March 12th. See you there!
04.19 : Scorsese Tribute @ Bold Hype (NY)
04.25 : Gary Baseman @ The Skirball (LA)
04.25 : Ian Francis @ Joshua Liner (NY)
05.04 : Vanguard @ Thinkspace (LA)
05.04 : Selfish @ Katherine Cone (LA)
05.11 : Jana Brike @ Distinction (LA)
05.11 : Speedy Graphito @ Fabien Castainer (LA)
05.11 : Helice Wen @ Modern Eden (SF)
05.11 : Language of Flowers @ Modern Eden (SF)
05.17 : Pedro Matos @ Martha Otero (LA)
05.18 : Hush @ Corey Helford (LA)
05.18 : Michael Mararian @ CHG Circa (LA)
05.18 : Souther Salazar @ Jonathan LeVine (NY)
05.18 : Marco Mazzoni @ Jonathan LeVine (NY)
05.23 : Scott Campbell @ Oh-Wow (LA)
06.01 : Lindsey Carr @ Thinkspace (LA)
06.06 : Otherworld @ Roq La Rue (SEA)
06.15 : Ben Eine @ CHG Circa (LA)
06.29 : Word Play @ Design Matters (LA)
06.29 : Pose & REVOK @ Jonathan LeVine (NY)
06.29 : Brett Amory @ Jonathan LeVine (NY)