reporter: Miguel Dominguez
On March 29th along west 25th street, one of several "Gallery Rows" in the outer reaches of Chelsea, I attended the art opening of Elliott Hundley's latest art pieces, which were being exhibited at the Andrea Rosen Gallery
Elliott Hundley (born 1975) is an American artist, living and working in Los Angeles.
Hundley earned an MFA in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005, with a 1997 BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2002, and had fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Vermont Studio Center, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE.
Elliott Hundley creates collages from thousands of cut-up magazines, personal photographs, drawings, and a variety of commonplace objects including feathers, strings, and twist ties. With titles that often refer to classical drama and mythology, each work represents a fantastical world full of cryptic imagery and meaning.
Hundley's work has been exhibited at Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, the Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York and various venues in Los Angeles, including group exhibitions at Peres Projects. Hundley has been part of the LAXed exhibition at the Peres Projects Berlin in April 2006 and the Hammer Museum in May 2006. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Judith Rothschild Foundation Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York.