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PAINTER ELLEN GROBMAN TO MAKE L.A. DEBUT WITH “BOTHER ME: NEW PAINTINGS”

AMHERST, MA-BASED PAINTER ELLEN GROBMAN TO MAKE L.A. DEBUT WITH “BOTHER ME,” AN EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS AT MICHAEL ROUD STUDIO IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 4-7PM

A painter for more than three decades, Amherst, Massachusetts-based artist Ellen Grobman will make her Southern California debut on Saturday, March 21, 2015 with “Bother Me: New Paintings,” an exhibition at Michael Roud Studio in the NoHo Arts District (11223 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, 91601). An opening reception for the artist will be held from 4-7PM that day. The show runs through March 28. “I’m always interested in creating another world. That was my first impetus in making art, and it still is,” says Grobman.

“I use pattern as structure. I articulate it, mess it up, and then allow it to bring me back from the edge of chaos, which is actually the place that interests me most.” This drive to bring something into being, disrupt it, and then flirt with its destruction—the boundary of something existing and then not—echoes through the paintings included in “Bother Me.” Grobman’s abstract pieces are vividly colored and delicately textured. They communicate, through elegant gestures and veiled messages, a visceral emotional undercurrent, and a desire to connect.

Raised in New York, Grobman took courses at the Art Students League and the New School in NYC during high school.

She attended Cornell University School of Art, earned her B.A. at Goddard College, and did graduate work at Hunter College. Her work has been shown extensively in Massachusetts, New York, and other places on the eastern seaboard.

Following the opening party on March 21, hours for “Bother Me” from March 22-28 are: Mon-Wed-Fri, 4-7PM; Tues- Thurs, 5-7PM; and by appointment: ellengrobman@gmail.com / 413.237.2666 text/cel.

Images pictured at top are L: Bother Me – 2014, oil on wood, 48” x 40” R: Ethereal – 2014, oil on wood, 36” x 28”
For more information on Ellen Grobman:

http://ellengrobman.com
http://facebook.com/ellengrobmanartist

ELLEN GROBMAN
Ellen Grobman is a painter based in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she has lived for more than 25 years. She has had a daily studio practice for a decade longer than that, and without it, she says, “nothing else is in balance, nothing else completely works.”

Her abstract pieces are vividly colored and delicately textured. They communicate, through elegant gestures and veiled messages, a visceral emotional undercurrent, and a desire to connect. Her work has been shown extensively in Massachusetts, New York, and other places on the eastern seaboard.

“I’m always interested in creating another world. That was my first impetus in making art, and it still is,” says Grobman. “I use pattern as structure. I articulate it, mess it up, and then allow it to bring me back from the edge of chaos, which is actually the place that interests me most.”

This drive to bring something into being, disrupt it, and then flirt with its destruction—the boundary of something existing and then not—echoes through the paintings included in “Bother Me,” Grobman’s first exhibition in Southern California. The show opens with an artist’s reception from 4-7PM at Michael Roud Studio (11223 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, 91601).

Raised in New York, Grobman knew she wanted to be an artist since early childhood. During high school, she took courses at the Art Students League and the New School in New York City. She attended Cornell University School of Art, earned her B.A. at Goddard College, and did a year of graduate work at Hunter College. During her time living in Manhattan, she worked in Information at the Metropolitan Museum, and at a studio in pre-gentrification Union Square.

Grobman has enjoyed being part of a large blended family for many years, is a Big Sister, has eight years of experience as a hospice volunteer, and is a self-described “political junkie.” She is also an avid hiker, and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2013.

 

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