The Hen House/ Jonathan Ellery, image source:, © Browns Editions


Self cover catalogue
Gold, silver and white foil block

Publisher Note

The notion of sequence and of a gentle, unfolding narrative is at the core of Ellery’s art, enforcing a distinctive language that offers each work as one part of a continuous and burgeoning series, strengthened by its succession. The deceptive simplicity of the work is informed by Ellery’s awareness of the absurd, a delight in constructing certain orders and exploring the tensions between them; a church next to the Twin Towers, a church next to Ground Zero, a golden bull next to St Paul’s Cathedral, a giant cock ring next to a man of the cloth. These frictional couplings are used as tools to address the questions of daily life, forcing the viewer to build an imaginative construction of meaning.

This beautifully produced catalogue with gold, silver and white foil blocked pages showcases the work exhibited at the Londonewcastle Project space in March 2013.

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2013
Artist: Jonathan Ellery
Printrun 400
Dimensions 19.0 × 27.5 cm