16 April – 30 May 2021
White Cube is pleased to present an online exhibition of new work by Ellen Altfest titled ‘Nature’. Taken from an ongoing series, these watercolours depict subjects that Altfest comes across in her local woodlands of Connecticut, including retrieved objects such as an acorn or a weathered leaf laid against a man’s skin. Hair and moles become organising elements in an improvised composition whereby, the object becomes the figure and the skin becomes the ground. Microscopically examined, these close-ups provide an intimate contemplation of the natural world.