Works by Joe Ely & Marie Ely
November 5, 2013-January 5, 2014
Presented by The DEN
LOSTBOUND MEMORY will explore the narrative of two generations of gypsies and their parallel yet distinct interpretations of a world based on the nomadic principles of rock and roll culture. The relationship between father and daughter’s art while subtle does contain clear thematic associations. Both artists’ work documents their ever-changing social and physical environments. However, no matter how far they travel it is evident that Austin remains their hometown.
Joe Ely’s drawings, photography and sculpture have been instrumental to his creative process as a singer-songwriter overthe past 50 years. His work often reveals the beautiful visual simplicity that comes from stopping to focus on a single object or view
, and yet there is an unmistakable raw action present that insinuates a complex mental, emotional, and visceral journey.
Marie Ely is a prolific photographer and artist. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and has worked internationally in the contemporary arts in all its manifestations. Her work encapsulates deep earthy moods accented by light and spectrums of color culminating to evoke a pure sensual aesthetic. Her subjects are often landscapes, cityscapes and the people that inhabit them.
The DEN is a two-story multi-purpose real estate studio, gallery and gathering place located in Austin, Texas. It functions as an experimental space for both professionals and creative contemporaries alike that make up Austin’s thriving community. Featuring modern design The DEN promotes collaborations ranging from avant-garde art installations to private events to impromptu meetings. The DEN is located at the NW corner of the W Hotel Downtown.
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