Scott Daniel Ellison: Iowa, Ohio
Scott Daniel Ellison and Brooke Davis Anderson
Scarecrows and Creatures both real and imagined are set in landscapes that may bring to mind an old horror film set left abandoned or a place that exists only when you walk to end of a long dirt road. In Iowa, Ohio Scott Daniel Ellison (b. 1973) creates a storybook world where the viewer is often placed in an uncertain or precarious situation, the darkly humo rous works are often sparse and enigmatic, suggesting but never completely offering extended nar ratives . The collection of paintings featured in Iowa, Ohio are drawn mostly from his childhood memories in rural Upstate, New York.