Art in Alternative Spaces

presents

Fairy Tale Friends

Quilts by Ken Ellis

 in complement to Emerald City Children's Theatre Company productions at

Apollo Theater
2540 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

On Exhibit Through June 22, 2008

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Aladdin & Genie

Fabric Dye, Rhinestones, Sewing & Quilting on Canvas

14 x 20"

 

The Fisherman and His Wife

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

19 x 14"

 

Jack & Jill

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

19 x 12"

 

Mary, Mary

Fabric Dye, Hand Beaded, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

17 x 14"

 

Little Miss Muffet

Fabric Dye, Hand Beaded, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

12 x 14"

Pease Porridge

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

8 x 10"

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

18 x 14"

I Saw a Ship a Sailing

Fabric Dye, Beads, Chains, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

21 x 13"

 

Simple Simon

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

14 x 16"

 

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

13 x 10"

Wee Willie Winky

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

10 x 12"

 

Wynken, Blynken & Nod

Fabric Dye, Glitter, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

21 x 13"

The Elves & The Shoemaker

18x14
 

Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas


Tom Tom the Piper's Son

11x13


Fabric Dye, Sewing and Quilting on Canvas

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

"I've considered myself an artist all my life.   Having switched from painting in oils, I find my current medium to be more involved in creating a piece.   I started painting obscure historical figures, but for the past few years, I've begun to use different drawing styles and themes."

Ken is a native of Chicago and credits his interest in art to his father who taught him to sew.    As if being a male quilter were not enough of an anomaly, Ken's artwork often depicts shocking historical scenes of the life of  black and native Americans.    He also incorporates Haitian voodoo and other folk history in his work.

On the softer side, Ken creates quilts based on children's nursery rhymes.

Ken's work in exhibited around the country and was featured in Anatomically Correct's exhibition  "Sewing the Seeds"  A Look at Violence in American History" at Bailiwick Arts Center.

Ken's artwork can be seen in the film High Fidelity and his Bonnie & Clyde image was selected for the cover of a local band's cd.

 


Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.     This project is sponsored in part by the Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs Program I grant, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

               


For more information or to purchase artwork, please contact:

Anatomically Correct

info@anatomicallycorrect.org