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Final preparations for Monkey Modern

Monkey Modern opens today at Flying Pony Gallery. Owner Andrew Horne and I spent all of Friday afternoon hanging the show and putting a new marquee on the storefront. I’m pretty pleased with the results.

Show dates: November 1 to 30, 2013, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opening reception: Saturday, November 2nd, 5pm to 8pm
Flying Pony Gallery, 1481 Gerrard St E, Toronto

Sandwich board outside of Flying Pony.
My name in chalk. Sandwich board outside of Flying Pony.
Black Celebes Ape will be glaring at the 506 streetcar for the next month.
Black Celebes Ape will be glaring at the 506 streetcar for the next month.
The paintings in my studio hallway, waiting to be wrapped and bed sheets and delivered to the gallery.
The paintings in my studio hallway, waiting to be wrapped and bed sheets and delivered to Flying Pony Gallery.
The baboon and the coffee bar.
The baboon and the coffee bar.
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Extra monkeys

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Painting the Monkey Modern show was pretty inspiring. So much so that I’ve returned to the drawing board to work on a couple more of my favourite simians. Expect some fresh studies in addition to the large portraits at next Saturday’s show opening.

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Monkey Modern painting show

Monkey Modern is the result of my recent rediscovery of stored studies I created in 2008. Upon showing them to Flying Pony owner and curator Andrew Horne, he encouraged me to revisit the work. The new four-painting suite offers a vibrant take on the natural world.

The featured monkeys ­– from Africa, India, South America and Indonesia ­– may be endangered and small. But in these paintings, they overwhelm the viewer with their personality and intelligence. Placed upon modernist backgrounds reminiscent of colour field paintings, the subjects become pop stars that demand our attention.

Preview the show at the Swizzle website: http://www.swizzle.ca/pages/Monkey_Modern.html

Paintings can be purchased with a cheque or through PayPal. Interested patrons can contact me at studio@swizzle.ca

MONKEY MODERN
Simian Portraits by Rob Elliott

November 1 to 30, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, November 2nd, 5pm to 8pm

Flying Pony Gallery, 1481 Gerrard St E Toronto http://flyingpony.ca

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