Monday, September 10, 2007

Allison Cortson

Allison has a show down at the Happy Lion Gallery in Chinatown right now. She makes portraits of people by collecting the dust from around their house and uses it to make the piece. She told me a lot of dust is skin that falls off a person so the paintings are partially made up of the actual person. The works are all really big in size and look amazing in person.
Not all the dust paintings are of people. I like this one a lot:
The piece above is a painting of the "debris of a hypothetical high energy collision between two protons." It is a new work included in the show downtown.

Allison collects 8mm porn from the 1970's and this piece is an oil painting of a still from one of the films. You can see more of her work here.

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