Exhibit Opening: Ellen Grobman 'There, Not There'
March 7, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Ellen Grobman: There, Not There Opening reception
In this new body of work, Grobman aims to bring something into being, disrupt it, and then flirt with its destruction. The boundary of something existing and then not—echoes throughout her paintings.
"I’m always interested in creating another world through painting. That was my first impetus in making art, and it still is, I use pattern as structure. I articulate it, mess it up, and then allow it to bring me back from the edge of chaos, which is actually the place that interests me most. This drive to bring something into being, disrupt it, and then flirt with its destruction—the boundary of something existing and then not—echoes throughout my paintings."
Grobman attended Cornell University School of Art, earned her B.A. at Goddard College, and did a year of graduate work at Hunter College. She has shown in Los Angeles where her work was reviewed by critic Peter Frank. Her work has been in a number of group shows including in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and has exhibited locally at A.P.E., Smith College, Springfield Technical Community College and Gallery A3.