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Allison Stewart Natural Wonders III


ALLISON STEWART NATURAL WONDERS III February 6th- March 8th, 2014

529 W. 20th St, Ste. 6W New York, NY 10011


(Left to right) Haiku Gulf #11 Haiku Gulf #16 Haiku Gulf #14 mixed media on panel 20 x 20 inches


Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is very pleased to present Natural Wonders III, an exhibition of new paintings by Allison Stewart. Equal parts biologist and painter, Allison Stewart is a painter of biological forms. Her primary inspiration is derived from the bayou surrounding her Louisiana home and studio; a landscape, which has experienced a great deal in recent history, from hurricanes to catastrophic oil spills. Stewart is deeply connected to her surroundings, sensitive to both its flourishes and its vulnerabilities, and all the states that lay between the two extremes. Her color palette reflects that constant state of flux, here it is dark, opaque and intimidating, there it is softly layered, wash-like—one gets the impression of looking at an object on a river’s bottom. Imagery is abstracted and while it is organic it is also nonspecific, reminiscent and familiar, it resists classification. Stewart works on several canvases in tandem, creating a comprehensive body of work, each expressing a particular aspect of a narrative. is process also facilitates her practice of painting intuitively. She paints freely, with no preconceived notions of how the end product will appear. Stewart uses numerous mediums—clays, glazes, tar, gesso, ink, and many others, to capture the sentiment of the Louisiana wetlands.


Summer’s End #2 mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 inches (detail inside cover)


(Foreground) Upstream, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (background, detail right) Beneath the Sea, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 65 inches


Downstream II mixed media on canvas 60 x 48 inches


(Left) Upstream mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 inches (Right) Primordia mixed media on canvas 48 x 96 inches


Living Downstream mixed media on canvas 48 x 65 inches


Natural Wonders # mixed media on canvas 48 x 60 inches.


(left) Haiku Bayou # 7-18 mixed media on panel 20 x 20 inches, each (right) Downstream II mixed media on canvas 60 x 48 inches


ALLISON STEWART     EDUCATION MFA, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA BS, Biology, cum laude, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 Natural Wonders, Christine Frechard Gallery, Pitttsburgh, PA Natural Wonders, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID Natural Wonders, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA 2012 River and Bloom, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA Highlands and Lowlands with Campbell Hutchinson, Newman School, New Orleans, LA River and Bloom, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC Awakening, Mark Gallery, Newark, NJ 2010 Field and Flow, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO 2009 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 2008 Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

 


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS, CONT. 2007 William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Jules Place, Boston, MA Renee George Gallery, Charlotte, NC 2005 Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, CO Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL Buchanan Gallery, Galveston, TX Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY 2004 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL Duval Smart Gallery, Aspen, CO   SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 Abstractions, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ Monothon, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO 2012  Uniquely Louisiana, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

NOLA NOW: Abstraction, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA A Visual Language: Southern Abstraction, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL 2011 2010

Catalyst, LA Artists view the BP Oil Spill, Space 301, Mobile, AL e Eloquent Flower, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID Translucent Visions, Jules Place, Boston, MA Exposures, Karen Ruhlman Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Abstract Nature, Swan Coach Gallery, Atlanta, GA ink Big, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, CONT. 2009

2008

Invitational Exhibit, Patina Gallery, Fairhope, AL Jule’s Place, Boston, MA HxWxD UNO Alumni Show, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA Solstice, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO Monothon Invitational, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO In Search of Duende, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO Anderson Ranch Residents Exhibit, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO Made in New Orleans: A Survey of Contemporary Art from the Crescent City, Space 301, Mobile, AL Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, Art Space, Shreveport, LA Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

  GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS 2009  Artist Honoree, Love in the Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO 2002 Roaring Fork Club, Basalt, CO 1998 Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant, Baton Rouge, LA 1997 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Grant, New Orleans, LA Louisiana Division of the Arts Project Assistance Grant, Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Baton Rouge,LA 1995 Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation Grant, New Orleans, LA 1991 Sheraton New Orleans Public Art Project Award and Commission, New Orleans, LA 1989 Visual Arts Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA


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Allison Stewart "Natural Wonders III"