COOP Gallery / 507B Hagan St. October 7, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Elisabeth Pellathy

COOP Gallery is pleased to present Everybody Screen Grabbed My Extinction, a collection of works by Elisabeth Pellathy. In 2015, Elisabeth traveled to Cornell University to work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Macaulay Library. While there she photographed extinct birds from the Vertebra and Invertebrate Collections. For her exhibition at COOP, Pellathy used these scans as a backdrop for digital prints manipulated through a series of screen captures.

This series is a part of a larger print-based body of work dealing with digital screen culture. It explores the casual nature of browser-based imagery juxtaposed with the permanence of extinction.

More about the Artist:
Elisabeth Pellathy is a multi-disciplinary artist, utilizing drawing, printmaking, electronic media, and digital fabrication in her work. Born in 1982 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to parents of Hungarian descent she is keenly aware of the effort to preserve the disappearing, and the poetic slippage that often results. Issues raised by the disappearance of species, language, culture, and information are the catalyst for her visual explorations.

More about COOP:
COOP is a curatorial collective made up of artists, curators, thinkers and professors who are committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging new or under-represented artists/artworks to our community. COOP is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free from the constraints of the retail market. COOP seeks to initiate a discourse between Nashville and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects and interact with the Nashville community.

Website: coopgallery.org
For questions contact:
Virginia Griswold and Morgan Higby-Flowers, info@coopgallery.org