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"Soft Chop"
Nate Ellefson


  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Titles of works to be presented in Nathan Ellefson’s upcoming exhibition Soft Chop are embedded throughout five hypothetical situations:

1. Rice Nude Purchasing Assistant shows you this trick: the tuna can may be tested on the ankle for freshness.

2. An XL calamine bread bowl is presented behind the couch.

3. For the crude shortstop there are clear-headed lunch ideas, e.g. chew at the pastille toenail/tapioca fanzine becomes wet in the bathtub/ salt cod dream weaver is here to stay.

4. At home the strawberry sandpiper is turning out bark songs:
The long road leads
(and the winding road
and the road
filled with rocks) 
to the spider’s anus.

5. In the testing area at the cold-cut festival a question is posed: is there room for backseat ideas? Ideas like: there is bread and there are standards. I had the lamb face salad. And on the way back I got out of the car at the grey colored hill area to perform a self-reflexive meadowlarking ritual.

Nathan Ellefson was born in 1988 in Seattle, WA. He received his MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and now lives/works in Austin.

Earlier Event: February 1
"Clean Cache"
Sean Ripple
Later Event: February 22
"something left behind"
Sara Madandar