Ellwood T. Risk Has Bad News For Everyone

Because of recent events such as natural disasters, wars, economic catastrophes and political upheaval, it is only fitting that Ellwood T. Risk is working so diligently in preparation for more Bad News, his next solo show, at Robert Berman Gallery in the Bergamot Station Arts Center. For almost a decade, Risk has been specifically and deliberately, transmuting pistol targets into works of art. Bad News will expand on Risk’s continuous social commentary by expanding on his signature target work, shot personally by Risk with one of his many assault rifles, and the layering of stencils, paint, resin with the front pages of newsprint which Risk has collected for the past twelve years. Risk has been interjecting his thoughts on the cultural and political climate of this country for years and will now communicate a few clear reasons why he has felt this way.

Ellwood T. Risk
Bad News
Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, D5
Santa Monica, California 90404
Opening Reception Saturday September 3, 2011 6:00pm – 9:00pm, through September 24, 2011

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Eli Consilvio