Signing with Jonathan Ellery - New Publication from Browns Editions

September 20, 2014
5:00 - 7:00

Religious Symbols London Garden Birds Numbers 
Sexual Predators Political Symbols Ellery

Jonathan Ellery’s most recent publication has a very simple surface. A work consisting of 5 books, each with a different subject matter. But below these colorful covers unfolds a curious, absurd and sometimes dark narrative. Each book takes us on a journey of sorts, strange frictional relationships appear, some of which are nice and some are not. The divinity of religion, the Dickensian birds that Ellery sees from his windows, the abstract numbers, the sexual deviancy of the church, and the ideologies of politics create multiple layers of narrative that are personal and meaningful in different ways. Ellery presents these interweaving complexities with a minimal, direct and honest delivery.

Published in 2014, the work is produced in a boxed and signed edition of 150. Each box contains five books and is accompanied by a screen-printed colored gel designed by Ellery. The set measured 10.6 × 8.9 inches, 40 pages each. Available here