Richard C. Elliott: Language of Light

June 13 – October 4, 2015

Dick Elliott (1945-2008) was a nationally recognized mixed media artist who lived and worked in Ellensburg, Washington.  During his lifetime, he created a broad range of artwork- drawings, sculpture, installations, paintings, neon, commissions, and ceramics –that attest to his energy and brilliant mind.  Toward the end of his life he turned his attention to a series of computer-generated prints utilizing thousands of different colors and geometric designs.

Richard C. Elliott: Language of Light traces Dick Elliott’s artistic career from his early drawings and performance pieces from the late 1970s and 1980s to the development of his reflector artworks in the 1990s and early 2000s that brought widespread attention and recognition to this innovative artist. This exhibition includes 78 objects that span a forty year career along with photo murals and DVDs and a hardcover book on the artist.

Organized by Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon

Sponsored by KeyBank

Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). Seven Diamonds, c. 1992. Reflectors on shaped support; 88 x 178”. Collection of Jane Orleman, Ellensburg, Washington.

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