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Jim Eller

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Kitchen Unit with Three Rats, 1962 Enamel Tin Toy With Rubber Rats 11.5" 6.625"x 5.125" © cardwell jimmerson
Quick Facts
Birthplace
LOS ANGELES, CA
Birth year
1943
Representing galleries
CARDWELLJIMMERSON CONTEMPORARY ART
Statement

JIM ELLER WAS ACTIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES ART SCENE IN THE EARLY 1960’S. DURING THIS PERIOD HE MADE ASSEMBLAGES AND CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE IN ALUMINUM AND GLASS. IN 1992 HE COMPLETED A SERIES OF CONTEMPORARY PIECES BASED ON CONCEPTS DEVELOPED IN THE 60'S. AT THIS TIME HE ALSO STARTED DEVELOPING HIS FIGURE DRAWING SKILLS IN CHARCOAL AND EVENTUALLY APPLIED THESE SKILLS TO FIGURATIVE OIL PAINTINGS.

HE ATTENDED CHOUINARD ART INSTITUTE AND FURTHER REFINED HIS SKILLS IN LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING AT ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND VARIOUS WORK SHOPS. HIS ART HAS BEEN PRESENTED IN THE FOLLOWING:

EXHIBITIONS:

PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN CALIFORNIA: THE MODERN ERA,
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ARTS, WASHINGTON D.C.

PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN CALIFORNIA: THE MODERN ERA,
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

BEAT CULTURE AND THE NEW AMERICA 1950-1965,
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK

BEAT CULTURE AND THE NEW AMERICA 1950-1965,
M.H. deYOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO

RADICAL PAST: CONTEMPORARY ART & MUSIC IN PASADENA, 1960-1974
ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, PASADENA

POP ART USA
OAKLAND ART MUSEUM
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

RCC HONORS EXHIBITION 2003 (SELECTED FOR AWARD)
RCC ART GALLERY
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

STILL LIFE ?, 2004
e’ GALLERY
POMONA CALIFORNIA

DRAWINGS (BROADLY DEFINED), 2009
CARDWELL JIMMERSON CONTEMPORARY ART
CULVER CITY CALIFORNIA

60’S, 2009
CARDWELL JIMMERSON CONTEMPORARY ART
CULVER CITY CALIFORNIA

"WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM", 2009
MERCER UNION A CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
TORONTO, CANADA

NO LAUGHING MATTER, FEBRUARY 2010
ART GALLERY
LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE
VALLEY GLEN, CALIFORNIA


CIRCA 1962, JULY 2010
A SELECTION OF PERIOD ARTWORKS BY JIM ELLER AND RON MIYASHIRO
CARDWELLJIMMERSON CONTEMPORARY ART
CULVER CITY CALIFORNIA

MUSEUM

PERMINATE COLLECTION:

NORA ECCLES HARRISON MUSEUM

GERALD BUCK COLLECTION

PUBLICATIONS:

POP ART
LUCY R. LIPPARD

ART NEWS, DECEMBER 2000

POP ART, US/UK CONNECTIONS, 1956-1966
THE MENIL COLLECTION

POP ART, 2003
TILMAN OSTERWOLD

JOURNAL, JUNE-JULY 1975
THE LOS ANGELES INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART