Events &
Performances

Art
Exhibitions

TV Shows
& Videos

Education & Media
Resources

Artist
Opportunities

 








 
Ellen Wallenstein
New York, NY
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill



ARTIST STATEMENT: I majored in Art History in college, with an interest in Netherlandish Arts and of course the Renaissance. Many classic portraits, found in my collection of de-accessioned art books, have been in the back of my mind since. In May and June 2014 I had the privilege of being the Artist-in_Residence a studio at the Leonard Covello Center in East Harlem. I brought those pictures with me to my studio. I started by taping a few portraits on the wall and drawing the faces on brown paper. They became my Muses as well as my subject matter. I spent a good amount of time in their presence and felt very fond and even possessive of them. I used a xerox machine to copying the reproductions onto 100% cotton paper. At first I cut and wove them with themselves, then I started combining them with other faces, crossing the centuries. The collages changed artist by artist and week by week. This portfolio is a cross-section of that work.
More...

Bookmark and Share


 

  • Semiotics of Velazquez
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Velazquez, several portraits of Princess Marguerite

  • Princess Marguerite x 60
    2014
    paper, glue, reproductions
    collage made from a reproduction of Princess Marguerite by Diego Velazquez. from Collages from Art History, 2014.

  • Mona x 2
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Mona Lisa (forward & backward)

  • Van der Weyden, Back& Forth
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Van Der Weyden, Portrait of a Lady

  • Fouquet/Supriseye
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Fouquet

  • Blasphemy (Fouquet & Benton)
    2014
    collage- paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Fouquet & Benton

  • Crivelli & Lautrec
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Crivelli & Lautrec, woven

  • Crivelli & Lautrec 2
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Crivelli & Lautrec, striped.

  • Two Sad Ladies
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Lautrec & Lautrec

  • Manet/Bernard
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Manet and Bernard

  • The Crossing/Lady Jean
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Spillager/Bellows

  • Frida Neg/Pos
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Frida Kahlo

  • VanderWeyden Portrait of A Lady Pos/Neg
    2
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Woven Women, Collages from Art History, 2014. Vander Weyden's Portrait of A lady

  • Frida Neg/Pos/Woven
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Woven Women, Collages from Art History, 2014. Frida Kahlo, woven

  • Frida Back&Forth
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Frida Kahlo

  • Steen/Picasso
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Steen & Picasso

  • Rembrandt's Wives as Flora
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Rembrandt

  • Bathus/Terese & Dreaming
    2014
    reproduction. paper, glue
    from Collages from Art History, 2014. Bathus
 








647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718.683.5600
bric@BRICartsmedia.org

Directions to BRIC House > Contact BRIC >

BRIC IS THE LEADING PRESENTER OF FREE CULTURAL PROGRAMMING IN BROOKLYN.

We present and incubate new work that reflects the diversity that surrounds us.

Find us on social.

Privacy Policy| Mobile site| design and technology by blenderbox | contemporary artist registry by ClearDev LLC