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Works

This is a painting named Time by Ellen Berkenblit made in 2015. The materials are oil, charcoal on linen, and the dimensions are 94 x 76 inches (238.8 x 193 cm).This is a painting named True Blue Mirror by Ellen Berkenblit made in 2015. The materials are oil, charcoal and paint stick on linen, and the dimensions are 76 x 47 inches (193 x 119.4 cm).This is a painting named Pink and Green Lightning vs Witches by Ellen Berkenblit made in 2014. The materials are oil, charcoal and paint stick on linen, and the dimensions are 92 x 76 inches (233.7 x 193 cm).This is a painting named Color Forms by Ellen Berkenblit made in 2013. The materials are oil on canvas, and the dimensions are 94 x 76 inches (238.8 x 193 cm).

Press Release

Ellen Berkenblit

New Paintings

May 28 –
July 2, 2015

Berkenblit's practice hovers between representation and abstraction, often presenting the female figure experiencing a realm of imaginative explosion and escape. Through her unpredictable application of paint, she presents private and flirtatious worlds, where girls can be ladies and ladies can be women—or somewhere in between. Her subjects capture a playful and sinister balance of eroticism and comedy—and as Carroll Dunham puts it, "now seem dangerous and slightly unhinged, hell-bent on finding action, or generating it."

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