The M. Christina Geis Art Gallery at Georgian Court University is pleased to present “Creatures,” an exhibition of works by visual artist Farris Ellington ’18. The paintings contained in the exhibition evolved from smaller paintings and drawings completed by the artist during her time in GCU’s Department of Art and Visual Studies and were part of an original collaboration with the Department of Dance. The current exhibit is currently on display through Friday, October 18.
“As an artist, I am always ready to experiment with new material,” Ms. Ellington says about her process. “Recently, I’ve been drawing humanoids with animalistic features, and through this project, worked with acrylic on canvas for the first time. The larger the creatures got, the more they seemed to come alive, creating a contemplative space open for interpretation.”
Ms. Ellington, who received a B.S. in Biology and minored in art, was a member of the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society and the recipient of a Merit Scholarship, a Georgian Court University grant, and the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission Award in Art. Ms. Ellington is completing an M.S. in Biology–Biotechnology track at the College of Staten Island and serving there as an adjunct in the Biology Department and a molecular genetics/microbiology research assistant in the laboratory of Chang-Hui Shen, Ph.D., professor and chair. She will return to Georgian Court in Spring 2020 to teach a microbiology laboratory.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Faris, GCU visiting guest artist, at ude.naigroeg@sirafa.