“The Inside Out,” a solo show of new work by Katrina Ellis in the Reading Room at AS220 Galleries, opens on Saturday, August 4 with a reception from 5-7pm. The exhibition continues to be on view through August 25.
The exhibition includes a series of recent works on paper and a sculptural piece. Drawing from her emotional memory, Katrina’s work expresses both a wonderment of, and alienation from, the natural world that surrounds us– a world that we are far more intrinsically connected to than we often acknowledge.

“The inception of the work in this show came about when I kept thinking about a line I had read in the surreal “Light Boxes” by Shane Jones: “You never saw it, but there’s a garden inside me.” We all cultivate our own little universes, seemingly without the ability to share what’s growing inside: the complexity, the beauty, the conflicted, the celebratory. I wanted to let the inside out.”

AS220 Reading Room is located at 93 Mathewson St in Providence, RI. Gallery hours are W-F/1-6pm + Sa/12-4pm, or by appointment. For more information about visiting AS220: https://as220.org/galleries/about/