Works in Brass

Jonathan Ellery

Works in Brass is a catalogue published to support part of Ellery’s solo show, Unrest, at the Wapping Project, London in 2007. As part of the show Ellery exhibited 25 large scale, machined brass pieces, together weighing in at just under a tonne.

The foundation of Ellery’s conceptual approach is the commonplace concerns of life: memories, his childhood, his relationships with women, his family, with politics and more recently with religion, which on first glance appear disguised in a seemingly surreal, minimalist aesthetic. The notion of sequence and of a gentle, unfolding narrative is at the core of his art, enforcing a distinctive Ellery language that offers each work as one part in a continuous and burgeoning series, strengthened by its succession. The deceptive simplicity of the work is informed by Ellery’s awareness of the absurd, a delight in constructing certain orders and exploring the tensions between them.

Published 2007
Designed by Ellery/Browns
Studio photography by John Ross
297 x 385mm
Self cover catalogue
24 pages
17 images
Edition of 1,000
ISBN 955076714

Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art
Jonathan Ellery, Works in Brass, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design, art