I am happy to announce the opening reception for More Human than I am, Alone, a solo show at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC:
Allison Spence | More human than I am, alone June 27 – August 1, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 7-9 pm Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm
In More Human than I am, alone, a line from David Cronenberg’s film, The Fly,Allison Spence translates her interest in corporeal confusion and the abject directly into the material. Spence’s paintings suggest violence, the macabre, and the bodily experience as viewed through the polished veneer of digital media, where bodies become data only; masses melting together or merging with the landscape, and incorporating pieces of others into themselves. In her newest body of work, Spence fuses her interests in language, horror comics, science fiction imagery and low-resolution nature specials into crushed canvases and paintings of unintelligible masses that are at once threatening and visually compelling.
View the full press release here, for more information about this and Lisa Dillin's joint show, I'm Looking for You...
On April 26, I was fortunate to participate in a talk at the Hamiltonian Gallery, with the author and science writer Sam Kean, around my current show,...
Artist talk with Sam Kean available online
May 5, 2016
Some of my writing was recently published in the final issue of [out of nothing].