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Allyson Vieira

Block 2, 2015

Concrete, scraps from Block 1, scraps from Worker
15 × 10 × 9 in
38.1 × 25.4 × 22.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$6,000
location
Toronto
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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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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.

Allyson Vieira

Block 2, 2015

Concrete, scraps from Block 1, scraps from Worker
15 × 10 × 9 in
38.1 × 25.4 × 22.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$6,000
location
Toronto
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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