“The Adversary (We have met the enemy…).” Acrylic on canvas, by Ellen Pearce.
In this (2013) painting Ellen critiques the less agreeable qualities of capitalism: an observation that her grandfather, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), had been known to contemplate (see the supporting image of Kent’s drawing for the 1909 New York Evening Call, “See no evil…”). Very good condition. 22″ by 28″; framed: 23 1/4″ by 29 1/2″.
Ellen has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the U.S., including both of the “Generations: The Artistic Heritage of Rockwell Kent” exhibitions (Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, and Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY) [an exhibition of the artists in the Kent family]. Ellen is the co-author of “Rockwell Kent’s Forgotten Landscapes.” She is also a poet, with publications including “Life in (very) Minor Works,” “Here’s Looking at You” and “Off the Calendar.”
In Ellen’s own words:
“Born in NYC, grew up overlooking the Tappan Zee, saw the bridge rise, pier by truss, out of the water. Ohio for college. Europe, first as a student, then tourist, disk jockey, hostess. Back to NYC to work as technical copy editor. Took a bus to Denver. After editorial stint with an alternative weekly in Boulder, joined a bookstore enterprise which led, in turn, to a small farm venture in the Missouri Ozarks. Next to Olympic peninsula for some lessons in life and carpentry. Back to Colorado, then again Missouri. Many jobs, adventures and misadventures along the way. Married, one cat.”