Ellwood T. Risk
November 17 - December 22, 2007
The ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present
Collateral Damage, a solo exhibition of works by Los
Angeles based artist, Ellwood T. Risk.
Inspired by the works of Sigmar Polke, Hunter S.
Thompson, and William S. Burroughs, Risk employs tools
of destruction to create intriguing and iconic imagery.
Referencing the near epidemic proportions of gun
violence in America and tragedies within our school
systems, these works reflect a basic moral vacuum and
the incidental damage affecting contemporary society. A
self-taught artist, Risk frequently experiments with
epoxies and resin, while incorporating images of guns,
targets and silhouettes into his work. A complicated
narrative is often implicit in these multi-layered
This will be Risk’s second solo show with the ROBERT
BERMAN GALLERY. The opening reception will be held on
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 from 7pm – 10pm in
Partisan, 2007, Mixed Media, 30.75 x 30 inches
One, 2007, Mixed Media, 30 x 30 inches
Insurgent, 2007, Mixed Media on canvas, 48 x 96 inches
Her, 2007, Mixed Media, 31.5 x 21.25 inches
Correctional Facility 2007, Mixed Media, 24 x 36 inches