I've been a longtime fan of Alison Blickle's creations, and considered myself very lucky to have one of her pieces in my exhibition at NYU, "Language of the Birds: Occult and Art" earlier this year. Her new show, "Private Rituals" at Kravets Wehby Gallery just opened last week, and it looks astounding. It features groups of women in clandestine gatherings, adorned with Blickle's signature optical glamours that feel part cubist, part psychedelic. She captures crystallized moments of magic and connection in the most magnificent ways, and lately has been adding another dimensional layer via ceramic fetishes that surround her paintings. More info:
The Kravets Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce Private Rituals, a solo exhibition of new work by Alison Blickle, opening on Thursday October 13, and running through November 12, 2016.
In this new collection of paintings and ceramics, Blickle continues to expand her world of women engaged in mysterious ceremonies and quiet performances. As a new mother, Blickle found inspiration in the extraordinary women in her life, from her midwife to her Wiccan herbalism school sisters. White vessels repeated in Blickle’s imagery suggest the cosmic egg, carefully tended to by the women who inhabit her scenes. The harlequin diamond pattern alludes to The Fool character from the classic Tarot deck, whose blissfully naive forays and journeys collide with Blickle’s own.
Alison Blickle lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Torrance Art Museum, Beers London, Deitch Projects, and The Hole. Her work has been covered extensively by Juxtapoz Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Hi-Fructose Magazine. This will be her third solo exhibition at the gallery. A catalogue will be available.