"Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter."
PREVIEW: Ellen Gallagher in Season 3 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2005)
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Repetition and revision are central to Ellen Gallagher's treatment of advertisements appropriated from popular magazines. Although her work has often been interpreted as an examination of race, Gallagher also suggests a more formal reading—from afar the work appears abstract and minimal, and employs grids as both structure and metaphors for experience.
Ellen Gallagher is featured in the Season 3 episode Play of the Art in the Twenty-First Century.