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Janiva Ellis

Janiva Ellis, Co-Panicing, 2017, oil on canvas, 76 × 57 cm.  Courtesy: the artist and 47 Canal, New York; photograph: Joerg Lohse

In Ellis’s paintings – on view at the Whitney Biennial – the collective and individual histories of trauma coil alongside the levity that allows for that trauma to be survived

By Andrew Durbin