Untitled (silver driving)

DIMENSIONS 12.5 x 10.5 in (31.75 x 26.67 cm) MEDIUM Silverpoint, teaspoon, saliva on paper, 2022

Signed by the artist en verso

This work is part of a group exhibition entitled @ Brad Phillips’ Group Show, curated by Brad Phillips and featuring works on paper by Cristine Brache, Danny Ische-Knoblauch, Ella Rose Flood, René Kemp, Maud Madsen, Emiliano Maggi, Uman, and Michelle Uckotter, Frances Waite. This online exhibition will be on view until December 17th, 2022.

Armed with a fervent appreciation and near-encyclopedic knowledge of art, artist Brad Phillips has been virtually curating a stream of consciousness style group show under the Instagram account @brad_phillips_group_show for years. The account has garnered an engaged following, in part, because Brad has no agenda other than sharing great art. In the second edition of our ongoing Curator Series, we approached Brad to bring his virtual group show to life through an online exhibition featuring series of works on paper by 9 artists who have recently caught his eye. 


Untitled (silver drawing) was created using a Silverpoint drawing technique. Silverpoint is a technique that originated in the Middle Ages (artists including Leonardo da Vinci were known to use the technique), which consists of marks made on specifically primed paper using a thin silver wire attached to a stylus. In this work, the artist incorporated the use of a family heirloom - a silver teaspoon - to make silverpoint marks, for larger passes of tone. In accordance with the traditional Silverpoint technique, saliva was used as a medium of blending the silver marks.


Ella Rose Flood (b. 1999) received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. She has forthcoming solo exhibitions in 2023 with Labor (New York), In Lieu (Los Angeles), and Hans Gallery (Chicago). Recent group exhibitions have been held with BAITBALL 02 (Italy), Harkawik (New York), NADA Miami, Lubov (Miami), and Jargon Projects (Chicago), among others. She lives and works in Chicago, Ill.

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