ECHO: Tami Galili Ellis and Erin Robertson, Sept. 19-21, vernissage Ottawa’s Nuit Blanche

Artists’ Statement:

echo noun \ˈe-(ˌ)kō  Something that is similar to something that happened or existed before (such as a feature or quality) that repeats or resembles something else.  merriamwebster  

Echo  drawing/installation at Blink

Tami Galili Ellis and Erin Robertson bounce the elements of form, line space and colour off the walls of Blink Gallery in their collaborative exhibit Echo.

Blink Member Tami Galili Ellis explores memory and conflict through repetition and order. Her sequential drawings are part of a personal journal that hold glimpses into her inner dialogue. Galili Ellis is interested in drawing for its raw and organic, fluid and unforeseen qualities. Line to her is a language whose thick, thin, brutal and broken aspects are part of its vocabulary. Galili Ellis uses it to create tension and to blur the relation between the imaginary and real, to fade the past into the present.

Erin Robertson’s interest in the nature of materials and the artists relationship to alchemy is reflected in her mixed media installation. Robertson adapts language from historical painting to a contemporary lens in an interplay of design elements and imagery exploring painting in three dimension.


Come share the echoes.

Vernissage Saturday Sept. 20 evening, in conjunction with Nuit Blanche festivities. Normal gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5PM

echo (n.) Look up echo at Dictionary.commid-14c., “sound repeated by reflection,” from Latin echo, from Greek echo, personified in classical mythology as a mountain nymph who pined away for love of Narcissus until nothing was left of her but her voice, from or related to ekhe “sound,” ekhein “to resound,” from PIE *wagh-io-, extended form of root *(s)wagh- “to resound” (cognates: Sanskrit vagnuh “sound,” Latin vagire “to cry,” Old English swogan “to resound”). Related: Echoes. Echo chamber attested from 1937.echo (v.) Look up echo at Dictionary.com1550s (intrans.), c.1600 (trans.), from echo (n.). Related: Echoed; echoing. (etymology online )

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