*This release is part of the current exhibition "The Future is Now pt2" at 323East Gallery that opened on November 5th. Ellis flew into Detroit with concepts in mind and made the works in the Gallery on Friday night, wrapping up just a few hours before the opening.
Coming home after work one night, Ellis was robbed at the doorstep of his apartment. He vividly remembers a shadow passing over him while he was facing the door, and he turned around to a man with a two foot machete. Inspired by this incident, he became aware of every shadow he passed and began using chalk to outline them.
Ellis' distinctive (and temporary) street art has since been appearing around New York for years. This photo that was screen printed was taken in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
"Ellis Gallagher is a native New Yorker who creates chalk etchings of shadows of everyday, urban street objects. As a former graffiti writer, his work can be found in New York City and beyond, in Autograf: New York City's Graffiti Writers by Peter Sutherland (Powerhouse Books 2004), as well as in numerous newspapers, magazines, on television and in films. Currently aContemporary/Street Artist known as (C)ELLIS G.. Gallagher will publish his first book "Adhesives," the ultimate compendium of graffiti, graphic design and street art stickers with Miss Rosen Editions for Powerhouse Books." - Source: Wooster Collective
<embed type='application/x-shockwave-flash' src='http://video.thirteen.org/flash/thirteen.swf' id='diversionplayer' name='diversionplayer' bgcolor='#000000' quality='high' useexpressinstall='true' flashvars='vidID=2193&epID=924&remote=true' width='320' height='280' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'>