"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
PREVIEW: Ellen Gallagher in Season 3 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2005)
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.