ELL is a collective group of artists, architects, and designers, interested in working across media and discipline, rooted in architectural discourse. Located just one block from the Transamerica Pyramid and at the nexus of three vibrant neighborhoods - Jackson Square, Chinatown and the Financial District. This rendition of the multi - use city space was conceived by F. Jason Campbell in early 2016.
Each project begins with a pointed set of ideas and perspectives. Over the span of public discourse and rigorous study, we work to deepen our understandings or to completely unseat them. Our artist-in-residence program begins with a primary artist with whom we develop a conceptual premise for a 3-4 mo. exhibition. We then work with extraordinary artists from different facets of design [mixed media, culinary, fashion, performance, ... ] to respond to the current body of work.
ELL manages The MEETINGROOM at 670, which is supported by local businesses that reserve the space for private off-site team meetings, conferences, and events. ELL also uses the work space as a flex use forum for dialogue, a test site for exhibition, and a work space to investigate social engagement and the creative process. We house a broad array of program, which include art exhibition, screenings, panel discussion, lecture, workshops and more. With this capability we engage in iterative projects across disciplines and mediums.
CONTRIBUTORS AT ELL
SAM HOLTZMAN | PETER SUEN | HANA BITTNER | ROSA SHENG
MONOGRAPH | ICOSA DESIGN | TURNCOATS | RIVERBED PRODUCTIONS