PICTURE THIS: I’m A Yankee Zulu Dandy!

The work of Shaun Ellison
The work of Shaun Ellison
Artist Shaun Ellison
Artist Shaun Ellison

The show title is enough to draw you in as you imagine the American revolutionaries slapping on the war paint and hurling spears while letting out a tribal yell. Well the British were certainly not coming and were headed for the hills! Yankee Zulu, the title of the latest exhibition of South African artist, Shaun Ellison opened last January 9th and AF came to revel in the numerous works that were done over the years. Ellison is now based in Brooklyn and therefore is a Yankee but in his heritage being South African there is a Zulu warrior ready to battle. What a unique combination and so were the art that combined the gaunt or humor inflected forms in some layers of wax and plaster. The artist really took the time to infuse texture and a symbiotic treatment to enliven the paintings, watercolors and drawings on display. Yes, you can make a Yankee out of the boy but you cannot take the Zulu away or stop it from manifesting in his art. Now what a dandy thing to combine and be here in NYC to show your art. Boo-yah!

 

Interview with artist Shaun Ellison 


Shaun Ellison: Yankee Zulu / On View: January 9 – February 15, 2014

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)

Anna Zorina Gallery. 533 West 23rd Street. NYC, NY 10011

 

Text By: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography and video by: Max Noy Photo

Anna Zorina Gallery presents Shaun Ellison - Yankee Zulu
Anna Zorina Gallery presents Shaun Ellison – Yankee Zulu
The art is hanging out too at Anna Zorina Gallery
The art is hanging out too at Anna Zorina Gallery
Thursday art night at Anna Zorina Gallery
Thursday art night at Anna Zorina Gallery
The crowd at Anna Zorina Gallery for opening of Yankee Zulu
The crowd at Anna Zorina Gallery for opening of Yankee Zulu
Artist Brian Reed attending an opening at Anna Zorina Gallery
Artist Brian Reed attending an opening at Anna Zorina Gallery
Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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