Glenn Elliott

Monstrance: Glenn Elliott

January 18 - March 22, 2009

Sculptor Glenn Elliott’s recent foray into the representation of vintage tattoo designs in three dimensions has produced remarkable results. Working with 1940s WWII American tattoo designs, Elliott utilizes found silverware and cutlery to turn images of the dagger, the rose, the heart, the snake and the skull into sculptural works with a religious cross-over. A self-described preacher's kid, Elliott has made a number of works formally based on the monstrance. This is the name of the vessel used in the Roman Catholic Church in which the host is housed for demonstration. Two of Elliott’s clockworks will also be shown. Originally from Texas, Glenn Elliott has made Stratford his home since the 1970s where he worked in the Properties Department of the Stratford Festival until his recent retirement. This will be Glenn’s first exhibition at Gallery Stratford in twenty years. For more information on the artist click here.

Image: Glenn Elliott, "Sacred Heart", detail, Stainless Steel Chain, Cutlery and Glass Beads, 2008.