GR2 Visitors – Theo Ellsworth 11/6/10 – 12/8/10

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Theo Ellsworth at GR2
November 6 – December 8, 2010Reception: Saturday, November 6, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to present Visitors, an art show featuring new works by Theo Ellsworth.

Theo Ellsworth draws obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean “Moebius” Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the ’70s. (Ellsworth’s first “real” book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful, and published by Secret Acres in 2008.) Taking part in art shows affords the Portland, OR-based artist opportunities to experiment with color, explore larger frames, and let his imagination fly–or spelunk or dive, depending on his mood.

For Visitors, Ellsworth is creating a few dozen pieces on wood, paper, and whatever supplies are available featuring portraits of “beings from far away, living in locations too small to see.” He explains, “Working on these pieces is, for me, an attempt to understand the way my imagination coexists with my day-to-day world and how my thoughts shape my perception of reality.”

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as an online equivalent.

An opening reception for Ellsworth will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, November 6. For more information about Ellsworth, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Eric NakamuraGiant Robot Owner/ 479-7311