Theo Ganz Studio presents a solo exhibition of work by John Ebbert entitled My Face Lies, Autoportraits. The opening reception for the artist is from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11, and the show runs through Feb. 2. The installation will include approximately 60 drawings – all blind gesture drawings – completed over a period of several years, a sculpture and one large painting, also a self portrait.
These blind gesture drawings, or autoportraits, in their “finished” versions take on a striking 3D quality as they appear to shift and move in volumetric space. Working a few minutes each day over the course of a week on one self-portrait, erasing what came before and starting anew each day, Ebbert describes the process as one in which resolution is never possible.
Ebbert’s work was included in the gallery’s group show, Elegy (March 9 – April 7, 2013). This is his first solo show with the gallery. Visit theoganzstudio.com or contact Eleni Smolen, email@example.com. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment. Call 917-318-2239.