Matt Ellwood

Il Fumo Tom Ford

27th Aug –
20th Sep 2014

MATT ELLWOOD creates new charcoal drawings and plywood sculptural works for this exhibition that continues his interest in ideologically satirical appropriation and incidental formalism. Here Ellwood turns his attention to Tom Ford - high priest of consumer cool, and the international laws governing cigarette health warnings, subverting the intentions of both. These works are more of an absurd proposition rather than a critique or celebration though and deliberately encourage or confound new readings in equal parts.

Ellwood first exhibited works from this series in Sydney in 2013 and has given a series of research talks alongside an expanded visual presentation of the ideas behind the work at the E.H. McCormick Research Library at the Auckland Art Gallery in early 2014.

This is his first solo exhibition at Melanie Roger Gallery.

Artist Talk: Saturday 13 September, 11am


  1. Aug. 2014. Spring Artist Talks: Matt Ellwood & Sam Mitchell
  2. Jan. 2014. Matt Ellwood | On the Table | Auckland Art Gallery