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Chalk Artist Ellis Gallagher
Posted: August 29th, 2008
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Ellis Gallagher is a native New Yorker who creates chalk etchings of shadows of everyday, urban street objects. As a former graffiti writer, his work can be found in New York City and beyond, in Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers by Peter Sutherland (Powerhouse Books 2004), as well as in numerous newspapers, magazines, on television and in films. Currently a Contemporary/Street Artist known as (C)ELLIS G., Gallagher’s work has appeared on the cover of Time Out New York, in the New York Daily News, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, The Brooklyn Paper, Mass Appeal Magazine, Artnet Magazine, Der Spiegel Germany, The Area Revue France, H Magazine Spain, as well as on NY 1, RAI TV Italy, Chinese News Network, NYCTV, The Hallmark Channel, Current T.V., WPIX 11, NBC 4, here on WNET 13 and the streets of New York City and beyond. Gallagher will publish his first book “Adhesives,” the ultimate compendium of graffiti, graphic design and street art stickers with Miss Rosen Editions for Powerhouse Books.

  • Michael Mayer

    This was an extremely stimulating profile of an artist of whom I had no personal knowledge at all. Mr.Gallagher’s take on the transience of art and its ephemeral nature seems to me to be a peculiarily URBAN comment, made wittily but with substance. I look forward to enjoying his art IN PERSON. Unfortunately for ME, I no longer reside in the E.Village. Kudos to both Mr.Gallagher AND to SundayArts.

  • derek

    i love ur art dudeeeee

  • derek

    <3

  • patrick

    Use paint !

  • hanson

    Awesome! This is the New American Street Art! Kudos and Bravo to you, Mr. Gallagher!

  • JoAnn

    i have been photographing & reinterpreting street art for many, many years. i love the energy, the truth, & the chemistry behind this art form … (c) EllisG. never let them … and you know who they are … stop you from creating your arrested moments of a shadow.

  • haley

    this is the best art i have i ever seen gust out on the street

  • Daniel G

    Mate, the this is outrageous! Practical and beautiful! What can be better?

  • john p

    what a scam this is ! guy who started these is a southamerican artist i met in sanfrancisco since the early 90 and he also did it in nyc ,this g guy is another clown looking for easy fame

  • peter grier

    john p post on 7/20/09: 7:59 pm.. john p is a hater who knows nothing .. ellis has been around just as long .. ur SF guy most likely bit off of him. considering ellis was born & raised in nyc, the medium is far more gritty urban for a new yorker than some s. american who went to SF!

  • stephen salzman

    I wanted to lend my support to your ideas. I have been an underground chalk artist, using abandoned walls and back stairwells in NYC as my canvas. Hopefully i can forward some pictures to you as well. keep up the good works. SJS

  • michael Ariemma

    YO ELLIS, WHAT UP? IT’S MICHAEL ARIEMMA. MY GIRL WAS TALKING TO ME ABOUT “THIS GUY WHO DOES CHAULK ART WITH SHADOWS” AND I SAID “YEAH, THAT’S MY BOY ELLIS & WE GO WAAAAAY BACK.” CAN’T BELIEVE THEY LOCKED YOU UP. WELL LET ME REPHRASE THAT, I CAN BELIEVE IT, BUT I CAN’T BELIEVE “THEY” DON’T KNOW THE DEFINITION OF GRAFFITI. CAUSE IF THEY DID, THEN YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY!!! HIT ME UP SO WE CAN EXCHANGE #’S AGAIN, AS MY CELL # AS WELL AS YOUR’S IM SURE HAS CHANGED SINCE WORKING@ ALEXANDRIA. MY LIFE HAS TAKEN MANY TURNS (ALL FOR THE BEST). IM MOVING BACK TO BROOKLYN NEXT WEEK. FEW BLOCKS OFF THE “J-M-Z” LINE. HOW DID YOUR BOOK TURN OUT & WHERE CAN I BUY A COPY?

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