june, 2024

28junAll Day10augForm & Nature: Contemporary Still Life InterpretationsShowing June 28th - August 10th, 2024(All Day) Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls

Event Details


A Solo Exhibition Featuring Ellen Rolli
June 28th – August 10th, 2024

Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill Street, Middlebury

This June we welcome artist Ellen Rolli as a new addition to the roster of Edgewater artists. Our audience will be introduced to her work in her solo exhibition “Form & Nature: Contemporary Still Life Interpretations” opening June 28th at the gallery at One Mill St. in Middlebury. Ellen Rolli is a still life painter whose interest lies in interpreting her subject in an abstract, intuitive way. Her palette and vocabulary of textures often draw from the ocean landscape. Beyond this reference she chooses to allow her still life paintings to form from a process of chance, discovery, and dialogue that happens in the studio. Rolli’s still life paintings play with perspective, through a flattening of the expected spacial relationships and a simplification of her chosen objects. Objects float on shifting planes of color and texture and become evocative abstract compositions. 

“As a contemporary painter, I am interested in interpreting subject and emotion in an abstract, intuitive way. The process, daring paint application, color, texture, and the element of discovery inspire me.

In my process, I use materials instinctively. This allows more freedom, more risk-taking. As a painting evolves, I react to the dialogue between us. I do not search for the literal truth of subject; I seek an expressive, personal interpretation.”

–Ellen Rolli

Ellen Rolli has her studio in Melrose Massachusetts and was a graduate of The Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she majored in Art Education and minored in Painting. She continued her study of painting when she was awarded a coveted residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts. She exhibits widely and her work is held in both private and corporate collections. 

For more information on Ellen Rolli’s solo exhibition ““Form & Nature: Contemporary Still Life Interpretations” call the gallery at 802-458-0098 or email [email protected].

To view Ellen Rolli’s available work, click here.


June 28 (Friday) - August 10 (Saturday)


Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls

1 Mill Street Middlebury, Vt 05753


Edgewater Gallery802.989.7419

Edgewater Gallery