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Ellery's Theory of Neo-conservative Creationism


Posted by Gavin Lucas, 17 November 2009, 10:45    Permalink    Comments (7)

Following on from his 2007 project, Works In Brass (which featured on the front cover and in the Showcase section of our March 2007 issue), artist and graphic designer Jonathan Ellery's new show, entitled Ellery's Theory of Neo-conservative Creationism, features a new set of imagery etched into the surface of large brass tablets...

Cheesegrater, 1188mm x 1188mm

Of his new work (which is currently showing at The Wapping Project until November 29) Ellery writes, "The Neo-conservatives aren't very keen on the Big Bang scientists, the Big Bang scientists aren't very keen on the Creationists, the Creationists aren't very keen on Darwin, Darwin's not too happy with the Catholics and the Catholics don't seem to be too happy with anyone." 

The brass artworks (each made from machining solid brass in an edition of three) are each spotlit from above, causing golden reflections to appear on the concrete floor of the exhibition space. 

Here are a few images of some of the individual pieces:

Bang 1, 420mm x 420mm

Finches, 420mm x 420mm

Play, 420mm x420mm

Mike Goldberg, 420mm x 420mm

To see more images of the project visit Ellery's website at

Ellery's Theory of Neo-conservative Creationism runs until November 29 at The Wapping Project, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, London E1W 3ST


great space and lighting, what a shame hes only got pictures of cheese graters and the like to show.
2009-11-17 12:43:08

I bought the cheese grater
2009-11-17 12:56:43

The first image looks like it has a swastika on it :(

Love the Mike Goldberg image lol
2009-11-17 14:55:12

One trick pony?
2009-11-17 15:01:00

What a shame about all that brass.
action man
2009-11-17 15:33:04

These brass artworks are amazing up close, much respect for Jonathan and what he does.
2009-11-18 09:44:32

Loved it!!
2009-11-26 14:40:42

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