During his lifetime, Darrel Ellis created a large body of work that was based on family photographs taken by his father, who suffered a brutal death at the hands of careless police officers a month before Ellis was born. Ellis himself died an untimely death at the age of 34 from AIDS. This exhibition is the first retrospective dedicated to his extensive body of work; over 70 works are on exhibit and include photographs, drawings, and paintings dated from 1979-1992. Working from his father’s photographs, Ellis reworks the imagery, translating it into paintings or drawings, or re-photographing the work and creating collages. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, which includes essays by curator Allen Frame, Deborah Willis, and Susan Spencer Crowe and will travel to Wolfson Galleries, Florida, Space One Eleven, Alabama, and The Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Tennessee.