In her second solo exhibition at Galerie Gisela Clement, New York-based artist Alison Hall (b. 1980, Virginia) presents new work made while using the gallery's project space as her studio for eight weeks.
The works of the artist are not only proof of an intense examination of recent american history, but also evidence for her deep attachment with art history, especially with italian frescoes of the 13th century.
Her panels are layered with sanded/polished plaster and are then painted in shades of dark blue and black. The surface of her artpieces show an enormous fineness and sensuality.
The filigree patterns of graphite which can be found in all her works, reflect the collected memories and experiences of the artists life. This creates a complex image that seems to change constantly, depending on the point of view.
While having a closer look on her works, small irregularities start appearing in these ostensible even patterns.
Larger parts of her works are willingly not completed, as if Alison Hall refuses to accept the absolute beauty of her own works.
Alison Hall’s museum exhibitions in America include Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Just recently her works were presentedin the exhibition „Painting Black at Stiftung Konzeptuelle Kunst in Soest, Germany. In 2011 she received a fellowship from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Hall’s work can be found in the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, The Hall Art Foundation, The Capital One Collection, The Try-Me Collection of Bill and Pam Royall as well as other private collections.