Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Tate 08 Series: Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, ‘Bird in Hand’ 2006
Ellen Gallagher, Bird in Hand 2006. Tate. © Ellen Gallagher
Ellen Gallagher, ‘Bird in Hand’ 2006
Ellen Gallagher
Bird in Hand 2006
© Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher (born 1965) is a leading contemporary painter who also creates drawings, prints, sculptures and films. Her works explore the language of Modernist painting with symbolic or narrative content, often touching on issues of representation. In her recent work she has explored the myth of Drexciya – populated by a marine species descended from captive African slaves thrown overboard for being sick and disruptive cargo during the gruelling journey from Africa to America. Ellen Gallagher's Tate Liverpool exhibition includes a range of work to reflect the breadth of her practice.

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21 April – 27 August 2007

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