Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Ellen Harvey

Ellen Harvey is a painter with a conceptual approach to historical genres, among them classical realism. On view at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse is Pillar Archive, a collection of over 4,000 postcards of neo-classical buildings from around the world. Harvey collected these postcards over the past several years and has arranged them to form a “family” of forms and likenesses. Also on view is the absurdist painting installation, The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington D.C.

The Pillar-Builder Archive, 2013
Approx. 4,000 postcards
Tables covered with 1/8-inch plexiglass
Dimensions variable 

Alien Souvenir Stand, 2013
Oil on aluminum, watercolor on gesso board, propane tanks, plywood, aluminum siding and poles, aluminum diamond plate, magnets
10 x 17 x 5 feet
Photo: Whitney Browne