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April 23, 2015

ourCaste Jacket || Saul Shell Salt Stripe

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Saul Shell Salt Stripe from ourCaste on Vimeo.

April 22, 2015

Soft Noise – Sounds from the bin…

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Soft Noise from Vissla on Vimeo.

April 21, 2015

INNATE | Getting to Know Nate Yeomans

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April 19, 2015

Volcom Stone: True To This – Mitch Coleborn, “I Don’t Think of Perfect Blue”

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April 18, 2015

Red Bull Curb Kings at OC Ramps

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Nixon Welcomes Chippa Wilson

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CHIPPA WILSON: WELCOME TO THE NIXON TEAM from Nixon on Vimeo.

April 17, 2015

Alison Blickle History of Magic, Part III… Uncrossing | April 23 – May 23, 2015

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April 23 – May 23, 2015
Thursday, April 23rd, 6 – 8 PM

Kravets/Wehby Gallery
521 West 21st Street, Ground Floor
New York, New York 10011

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​​Uncrossing, 81 x 108″, oil on canvas & glazed ceramics, 2015
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The Kravets/Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of History of Magic Part III…Uncrossing, by Alison Blickle, on April 23, 2015 with a reception for the artist 6:00- 8:00 pm. The show will run through May 23.

Myths and stories have a timeless quality where the details change, but the essence remains the same. The third and final act of Alison Blickle’s self-created allegorical tale is no different. History of Magic, Part III… Uncrossing brings a sense of closure to the epic journey of the hermit-turned-heroine depicted in the previous two installments of Blickle’s History of Magic series. Though, the previous exhibitions provide a greater context for the evolution of said story, the implicit narrative presented within this new body of work functions on its own merits.

There is a rigid choreography to the figures in Blickle’s paintings reminiscent of theatrical scenarios performed on the stages of ancient Greece or Rome. Carefully constructed scenes employ aesthetic elements from a variety of historical sources, but this stylistic eclecticism is not random or pointlessly showy. Blickle’s influences are seamlessly merged with a delicate sophistication that allows for the works to exist in a timeless interstitial gap of the psyche. The exhibition is multi-faceted, but singular in its ultimate goal. Ceramic objects are coupled with paintings as a means of providing tangible “evidence” for the ritualistic moments being depicted in the scenes of Uncrossing. Akin to sacred objects placed in front of an altar, these sculptural works function as a physical connection to the personal growth experienced by the protagonist throughout this series.

Blickle’s approach to art making triumphs hybrid elements of history while simultaneously creating a visual lexicon that is very much her own. Pattern, adornment, and the figure remain consistent throughout the works, but clever application and placement of these components allow these repeated mechanisms to flourish in a variety of ways. Allegorical tales are generally metaphors for the human condition, and the work presented in Uncrossing addresses this experience in a truly dynamic fashion.

Alison Blickle currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. There is a feature article about her work in the March, 2015 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.
Kravets/Wehby Gallery
521 West 21st Street, Ground Floor
New York, New York 10011
212-352-2238
info@kravetswehbygallery.com
www.kravetswehbygallery.com

 

Arbor Skateboards :: Product Highlight – Downhill Collection

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Arbor Skateboards :: Product Highlight – Downhill Collection from Arbor Collective on Vimeo.

April 16, 2015

Vissla Summer 2015 Collection | Day Of Summer

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Vissla Summer 2015 Collection | Day Of Summer from Vissla on Vimeo.

Jameson Bloodline: Matt Berger

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Jameson Bloodline: Matt Berger from etnies on Vimeo.

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