Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 — Sunday, Jun 04, 2017
This exhibition centered on a selection of block prints produced by Atlanta-based educator and printmaker Michael Ellison (d. 2001). Ellison was a graduate of both Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD) and Georgia State University and later taught at Atlanta College of Art, South Carolina State College and Claflin College. Ellison’s colorful representations of 1980s and 1990s Atlanta suggest both the diversity of experience and the isolation and fragmentation associated with the changing urban landscape. His block-print technique produces figurative abstract landscapes that are rich and visually complex in form and meaning.
Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art
The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art