This exhibition centers 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 the 1980s and 1990s in 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, which are rich and visually complex in form and meaning.
Curator: Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art