David Ellingsen | The Last Stand

March 24 – April 11, 2015

Opening reception March 26
6-9 pm

 

A fifth generation British Columbian, David Ellingsen’s family has been involved in the historical evolution of colonial forestry, from old growth deforestation and clear cutting to contemporary environmentally considerate harvest practices. Guided by the artist’s familial history with the devastation of old growth forest in British Columbia, the artist presents images of shrouded and springboard spiked stumps, alternated with portraits of these stoic relics of ancient life. Ellingsen’s consideration of these ancient remains interwoven with his own personal history and familial responsibility serves as a meditation of the contemporary disconnect between our commodity driven culture and our environment.