Saturday, October 18, 2014

Green






Untitled (Green), acrylic on watercolor paper on wood, 
12” (length) x 5 1/2” (height) x 5 1/4” (width), 2014.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Emerald and red



Untitled (Emerald and Small Red), acrylic on watercolor paper on wood, 2014.


Untitled (Small Red), acrylic on watercolor paper on wood, 

10” (length) x 4” (height) x 6 3/4” (width), 2014.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blue Flex


Blue sculpture in progress, acrylic on watercolor paper on wood, 2014.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Art talk tomorrow!

Thanks so much to giaonthemove.com for the nice mention of my show, ShoeboxLA and good friend Paul Evans:

http://giaonthemove.com/2013/12/03/artplug-tuesday-sophia-allison-far/#comment-32463

Artplug Tuesday: Sophia Allison – Far

“To cause viewers to pause and notice the mundane in the environments they pass through, notice the bits of unexpected beauty that sometimes go undetected through their lives.” 
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We remember Sophia Allison from last year’s exhibit of Doing Pennants: (Artist Made Pennants) at Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, which was organized by Paul W. Evans in 2012.

For those of you following the mobile art scene, this Los Angeles-based, multi-media artist has additionally been curating one-day, site specific, pop up exhibitions. ShoeboxLA, started in September 2011 (also with Paul). If you blinked, you missed it.

On November 21, 2013 through January 20, 2014, Sophia Allison has a home at the Moorpark College Art Gallery and will be presenting a solo exhibition entitled, Far open to the public.

 As a special treat, she will also be giving an Artist Lecture on Wednesday, December 4, 1:00pm, in the Campus Center Conference Room.

In Far, Sophia offers an autobiography of sewn landscapes and works on paper. The work is directly connected to and inspired by the organic surroundings of her childhood home in the mountains of Western North Carolina and her current home in Los Angeles. Far alludes to not only the physical distance of familiar locations but also the emotional aspects of memories attached to specific places.

In her sewn pictorials, Sophia places a printed image on fabric and repetitively sews through the paper, forcing it into the cloth fibers while simultaneously destroying the paper. Parts of the image are recreated with thread on the opposite side of the material. The effect is two- fold: on one side, the landscape is clearly articulated; on the other, the paper image is obliterated, leaving loose threads and uneven textures. The image is simultaneously destroyed and built up; it is recognized as a snapshot of a specific location and at the same time it becomes fragmented and abstracted.








 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Far







I am happy to announce that I will have an exhibition titled Far at the Moorpark College Art Gallery on view from November 21, 2013-January 20, 2014. 

My artist talk will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 1p.m. in the Campus Center Conference Room.  The following is the press release:

Moorpark College Art Gallery
Administration Bldg.
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 91320
Gallery hours: Mon. - Thurs., 9a.m.-7p.m. & Fri., 9a.m.-12 noon
Contact: Erika Lizée, elizee@vcccd.edu

Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Sophia Allison. In Far, the Los Angeles-based, multi-media artist offers an autobiography of sewn landscapes and works on paper. The work is directly connected to and inspired by the organic surroundings of her childhood home in the mountains of Western North Carolina and her current home in Los Angeles. Far alludes to not only the physical distance of familiar locations but also the emotional aspects of memories attached to specific places.

Her recent works on paper are collaged abstracted landscapes. Allison paints acrylic on both sides of a piece of watercolor paper and allows it dry directly on her studio floor. As the paper dries, dirt, grit and grime from the floor attach to the painting, creating variable textures. The paper is then cut down into pieces for the collage works. The forms within these works undulate and flow, creating movement in the images that loosely resemble various mountain topography. The works are created from Allison's memory of local physical terrain.

In her sewn pictorials, Allison places a printed image on fabric and repetitively sews through the paper, forcing it into the cloth fibers while simultaneously destroying the paper. Parts of the image are recreated with thread on the opposite side of the material. The effect is two-fold: on one side, the landscape is clearly articulated; on the other, the paper image is obliterated, leaving loose threads and uneven textures. The image is simultaneously destroyed and built up; it is recognized as a snapshot of a specific location and at the same time it becomes fragmented and abstracted.

An artist lecture will be held on Wed., Dec. 4 at 1p.m. In the Campus Center Conference Room.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Green and Orange


More sketchbook work in progress:



felt tip pen, colored pencil on paper, 14" x 17"



felt tip pen, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 14" x 17"