Nada Surf, 20″x30″ c-print, Peter Ellenby
What: Peter Ellenby “Everyday is Saturday”
When: Thursday, February 1, 2007, 6-9pm
Where: Nelson Hancock Gallery, 111 Front St. #204, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Reception for the Artist, booksigning and acoustic performance by Nada Surf
Exhibition Dates: February 1, 2007 – Feb. 25
Nelson Hancock Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Peter Ellenby. Drawn from his new monograph “Everyday is Saturday” (Chronicle Books), the exhibition includes a survey of Ellenby’s work in the indie rock world during the last decade. The opening reception will feature a rare acoustic performance by Nada Surf, as well as a book signing by Ellenby.
An impromptu shooter with a fan’s eye, Ellenby’s photography embodies the same sort of freewheeling, devil-may-care attitude that underlies the best of indie rock. His arsenal of gear includes plastic cameras, fish-eye lenses, and an array of esoteric filmstocks deftly employed in studios, on location and at live performances. One of his subjects described Ellenby’s as a “Pabst-fueled Pollockesque technique perfected in the beer-soaked expanse between stage and fans.”