Elizabeth Allison Artist Reception

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October 4, 2012 – Boston, MA

AXELLE FINE ARTS GALLERY is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Allison’s premier solo exhibition. The artist’s watercolors explore locations she has been to - or hopes to go.  Distinctive landscapes are created when she references sketches, photographs, and memories she has collected.  Allison tries to capture the impact of a place in order to, “record its emotional temperature”.   Her technique is natural and fluid, demonstrating an innate talent for the difficult medium. She works with the paper, turning it as she applies broad washes, adding layers of pigment and works with the splashes and splatter of paint. Collaborative watermarks, streams and spills create the surreal effect Allison aims for.  The large size of the paintings draws the viewer into the landscape. The artist says of her work, “The scale of these works is important – I want the viewer to feel they can enter into the scene, that it lurks somewhere between reality and dream. I want these paintings to invite the individual in and evoke an emotional response.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois Elizabeth Allison received her BFA from the University of Michigan. She moved to New York City where she continued her studies at the Art Students League of New York. Allison is most well known for her public art installation, River Gazers, in Riverside Park, New York from June 2011 to June 2012 in conjunction with pieces by her peers from the Art Student League New York. Elizabeth is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants and a chashama Studio Residency.  She was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College and is a technical instructor at the Art Students League.

For further information, prices and photographic material please contact Mitch Plotkin, Director at (617) 450-0700 or email mitch@axelle.com. Gallery hours are 10:00am to 6:00 pm every day.


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