ELLEN LETCHER

Gaslight

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Aug 20 – Oct 11
Opening Picnic August 20th 6 – 8 PM
511 west 22nd street

In Ellen Letcher’s solo exhibition, Gaslight, a chair is a painting not to be rested on. A canvas is half wrapped in plastic like a survivor of an environmental catastrophe. A beheaded, now mute saint has been captured. At Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, Letcher is pleased to announce that we must fend for ourselves.

The exhibition title, Gaslight, comes from the American 1944 mystery-thriller film adapted from Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gas Light, where a murderer convinces his new wife that she is a crazy kleptomaniac who imagines things that are not there, like dimming gaslights. The plan almost works, but the wife’s sanity is quickly restored when an inspector from Scotland Yard confirms that the lights are indeed flickering.

Gaslight officially commences the dialogue that is Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, please join us next Wednesday for a picnic-style opening.

Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia is located at 511 w. 22nd Street, NYC.

For further information or visuals please call Sarah Christian, Jason Vartikar or Austin Thomas at 212-729-3011