Confront Rachael Ellzey’s raw, striking work at Fairhope’s First Friday Artwalk

FAIRHOPE, Alabama—While you’re enjoying Fairhope’s Artwalk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, make sure to check out the raw, striking work of Rachael Ellzey at Man O’ War Tattoo, located at 319 ½ Fairhope Ave.

Ellzey’s current work, including band posters, will be on display at Man O’ War through June. 

With influences including southern folk art and Austrian Expressionism, Ellzey’s pieces have a stark, haunting, psycho-sexual quality that can shock and challenge the viewer. 

“I feel that the flat
and obscure scenes that are portrayed in my work demand more from the viewers’
imagination,” she said.  “The viewer must rebuild the image in his or her mind and construct a
story for it based on his or her own life experiences and beliefs.”

Since 2007, Ellzey, 28, has been a part of exhibits at
many local galleries, including Mobile Arts Council and Optera. 

For more about Fairhope’s First Friday

Article source: http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/05/rachael_ellzey_fairhope.html

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