Ellen Gallagher’s three dimensional surfaces

American artist Ellen Gallagher is a painter, collagist and printmaker. Her work often contains deeper meanings about race and stereotypes. She has taken advertisements from African American magazines and manipulated the images by cutting them apart, removing text, and adding three-dimensional surfaces. In the series Watery Ecstatic, she examined history, myth, and identity by carving sea creatures out of thick paper to mimic scrimshaw, the 19th-century art in which whalers carved animal bones to create tools and pictures. Source: Artnet

Ellen Gallagher collage and paper art

Ellen Gallagher collage and paper art

Ellen Gallagher collage and paper art

Ellen Gallagher collage and paper art

Ellen Gallagher collage and paper art

Ellen Gallagher collage and paper art

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