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One Step at a Time: A Corelli Show – Closing Art Reception

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Wolfe Studios present
One Step at a Time: A Corelli Show

New works by Elli McNall and Corey Pope

Artist Statement

Through the process of joining our lifes together in marriage, our work has interwoven as well. Inspired by the variety of life and nature seen during recent travels, we’ve created a mixed media series that explores the layering of patterns, colors, and materials. We’ve begun designing a multiverse of landscapes and creatures that strike a balance between superfluous maximalism and geometric symbolism. With a keen eye for detail and patience, we’ve developed an intricate history of work that evolved layer by layer and step by step.

Artist Bios

Elli McNall was raised in Columbia, SC, where she cultivated a love of art, color, and paper hoarding early on. She earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Winthrop University in 2015. She currently lives in Knoxville, TN, where she works as a painting instructor with her husband, Corey. Elli is an up and coming maximalist mixed media artist whose work is as colorful and whimsical as it is intricately layered and time consuming. She is constantly inspired by tending to her garden, visiting unique land formations, and playing with children everyday as a nanny. She loves the lines, textures, and patterns found in life, and how they can overlap to create new possibilities. Elli is devoted to hard work, recycling and imagination!

Corey Pope is an American multimedia artist born in South Carolina in 1990. He attended The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities for his Junior and Senior year in high school; followed by Winthrop University where he received his BFA in drawing and painting in 2014. During his time there he taught classes in the Computer Science Department, and has gone on to work as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, airbrush artist, caricature artist as well as a painting instructor. Pope is currently working to find a balance between old and new media in Knoxville, TN.


October 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm