Preview: Steve Ellis’ “Surge Protection” at Gallery Nine5

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Opening May 1 at New York’s Gallery Nine5, Steve Ellis’ solo show, “Surge Protection,” examines the future of cities as the detrimental effects of climate change become more apparent. In Ellis’ new paintings, invincible-seeming metropolises are faced with their mortality, so to speak, as they stand helpless against the forces of nature. Ellis presents this foreboding vision through a Pop art-inspired palette of saturated colors and layered imagery. The exhibition will be debuted in collaboration with the New Museum Ideas City Festival (an event focusing on culture’s role in the evolution of city planning) and the artist will be speaking about his work at the opening reception. Take a look at a preview of the works in the show below and see the exhibition on view at Gallery Nine5 May 1 – 31.

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