Allyson Clay

Keziere, Russell. Allyson Clay. Vancouver, BC: Contemporary Art Gallery, 1985.

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Abstract (English)

Documenting the artist's first solo Canadian exhibition, a discussion of Clay's work within 1980's resurgence of painting and the criticism of figuration. Emphasizing the approach-avoidance conflict to the cultural and political issues in contemporary painting, the author traces the work's evolution from early experiments in conceptual theory and traditional colour, through narrative figurative paintings, to the series of this exhibition, in which landscape references and anthropomorphic abstraction replace the figure. Biographical notes. 8 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Keziere, Russell (Author); Elving, Christine (Prefacer)
Dossier: 410 - CLAY, ALLYSON
Collation: 12 p. : 3 ill. col. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0920751008
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Contemporary Art Gallery
Artists: Clay, Allyson; Cucchi, Enzo; Paladino, Mimmo
Critics / Curators / Historians: Elving, Christine
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 30 Apr. - 25 May 1985, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver).
Keywords: PAINTING; ABSTRACTION; FIGURATION; ICONIC IMAGE; APPROACH-AVOIDANCE; NARRATIVE; SIGN; ANTHROPOMORPHISM; NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (NSCAD)
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 1988
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:28
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/56
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