Janiva Ellis

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    Janiva Ellis, Rube Boy Leisure Obstacle, 2018

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    Janiva Ellis, A Devotion Deficit, 2018

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    Janiva Ellis, Full-Fledged Safari Syndrome, 2018

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    Janiva Ellis, Bramble's Briar Patch, 2018

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    Janiva Ellis, Playful but Bites, 2018

Janiva Ellis, Park Ass Somebody

7th November – 15th December 2018

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11-6pm

‘Park ass somebody’ is a phrase Dachi Cole used to punctuate a conversation we had about what being a child felt like. Being scraggly anonymous and young. Running around, a little fully realized mess. Then suddenly lost.
Then sprinting back in to try on something different.

This cluster of paintings explores the distance between childhood and nowhood, as being measured by layers of voyeuristic exchange. Impressions of who we are, how we feel, and how we are perceived slip in and out of harmony as these layers shift their alignment.
Stressed jest, assured and obliged, Park Ass Somebody is born in pursuit of completion.