Stella Ebner

Edition Review

  • Stella Ebner, The Back Rub (Or the Great Wave) (2012)

  • Screenprint on Japanese paper, 36 x 25 inches. Edition of 5. Printed and published by the artist, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY. $1,600.

Through the seating area of a vacant and darkened Japanese restaurant, two figures can be seen in an illuminated doorway behind a semitransparent curtain, one massaging the shoulders of the other. One of Stella Ebner’s poignant odes to the beauty of everyday life, this poster-sized screenprint, like many of the artist’s prints, uses frames within frames, a bystander’s viewpoint and multiple passes of transparent inks to create a narrative at once commonplace and profound.

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