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Allyson Vieira

American, b. 1979

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Allyson Vieira

American, b. 1979

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The work of Allyson Vieira simultaneously evokes the ancient history and the recent past behind her objects’ creation. She often works in plaster, its smooth, white surface calling to mind the monumentality of classical marbles and architectural fragments, while showing signs of the processes through which it was shaped. Bas-reliefs seemingly plucked from fallen empires are molded in the shape of the artist’s fists and fingers, her fleeting gestures captured in the hard material. Plaster, a material whose sole purpose is to take other forms, is especially suited to her explorations of history and reference, but so are the plastic bottles and coffee cups—a thoroughly modern marker of this epoch—that she renders in delicate gouache. Notable exhibitions include “Meander, Frame,” Laurel Gitlen, Frieze NY; “Shortlisted Artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014,” Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kyiv, “The Plural Present,” Swiss Institute, New York and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2013; and “Build On/Build Against,” Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette (France), 2013.

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Biography

The work of Allyson Vieira simultaneously evokes the ancient history and the recent past behind her objects’ creation. She often works in plaster, its smooth, white surface calling to mind the monumentality of classical marbles and architectural fragments, while showing signs of the processes through which it was shaped. Bas-reliefs seemingly plucked from fallen empires are molded in the shape of the artist’s fists and fingers, her fleeting gestures captured in the hard material. Plaster, a material whose sole purpose is to take other forms, is especially suited to her explorations of history and reference, but so are the plastic bottles and coffee cups—a thoroughly modern marker of this epoch—that she renders in delicate gouache. Notable exhibitions include “Meander, Frame,” Laurel Gitlen, Frieze NY; “Shortlisted Artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014,” Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kyiv, “The Plural Present,” Swiss Institute, New York and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2013; and “Build On/Build Against,” Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette (France), 2013.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Allyson Vieira
A Frieze Frame of Young Galleries and Artists on the Rise
Apr 30th, 2014
A Frieze Frame of Young Galleries and Artists on the Rise
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