David Ellis Wins Top Prize at PULSE NY

Announcement: David Ellis Wins Top Prize at PULSE New York


David Ellis is the recipient of the New York 2011 PULSE prize for his new work, True Value (Paint Fukette), a kinetic sound installation of old paint cans, created in collaboration with composer Roberto Lange.

Bruce Helander, editor-in-chief of The Art Economist, reviewed the work in The Huffington Post and lists Ellis as one of the top ten artists to watch. In his review, Helander states, “the artist corrals his past experiences from pop musical rhythms and studio experiments, spinning out a drippy acrylic conceptual curveball that is both utilitarian sculpture and jury-rigged subway drum set. Your first encounter with the work feels like a Candid Camera moment that’s hard to believe.”

At PULSE, Ellis also exhibited Animal, which was commissioned by Landmarks and is the first video in the university’s public art collection. The work is nominated for the Austin Critics’ Table 2010-2011 Award in the independent or public art project category and was recently profiled in Juxtapoz magazine.