Ellen Rutt x Gorman
Performative-painting and colour-block-storytelling; Ellen Rutt is an interdisciplinary artist and environmental justice organizer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. Through an abstract lexicon of layered shapes and primary colours, she facilitates conversations between materiality and movement, place and process. Immerse yourself in the playful and dramatic interaction of shapes, colours and their symbolic meaning.
Ellen Rutt x Gorman
Ellen Rutt x Gorman
“The use of primary shapes and colours, disordered, unexpected and shameless geometrics are equally at home in urban and nature settings alike.”
Lisa Gorman
Ellen Rutt x Gorman
Ellen Rutt x Gorman
“I use abstract shapes to represent ideas, thoughts and behaviors as they intersect and overlap to form systems of interactions.”
Ellen Rutt
Ellen Rutt x Gorman
“I think of it like collaging in time and space - they are often temporary installations, designed to interact with a specific place.”
Ellen Rutt

Ellen Rutt x Gorman
CREDITS

Ellen Rutt (she/they) artist/creative director - @ellenrutt

Breann White (she/her) photographer - @breannwhite

Jay Stallworth (he/she/they) model - @jaystallworth

Emma Mitchell (she/her) model - @emmamitchelll

Liz Kennedy (she/they) model - @lizfkennedy

Angela Wisniewski-Cobbina (she/her) stylist - @Heyangela

Skyylar Taylor (she/her) MUA - @alteredstatesmu

Shakira Kali (she/her) hair stylist - @shakirakali

Saylem Celeste (they/them) production assistant - @saylemceleste

Emilia Nawrocki (she/her) production assistant - @emilianawro