Solo Exhibition, Malia's Garden, at Art Flow Seoul/ New York
Allison Green: Malia's Garden at Susan Eley Fine Art Hudson opens April 28, 2022
Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Allison Green, the first showcase of her work in the Gallery’s Hudson location. Green is a master of capturing the botanical. She constructs lush and mystical universes in her canvases, which range from monumental multi-panel pieces to intimately scaled studies. Relying on both horticultural research and personal observations, Green renders flora and fauna with precision and care. Yet, her works are not mere imitations of scientific diagrams of plant life, nor do they fall prey to the tropes and nostalgia of traditional landscape painting. Instead, they are portraits—Poppies, Stargazer Lilies, Orchids, Adam’s Needle Yucca. Each depiction of an individual plant or an interconnected ecosystem contains a language, a narrative. Green’s vibrant, atmospheric environments are deeply influenced by events in the artist’s own life. This enables her compositions to manifest broader truths about nature and humanity: qualities of interdependence and healing, cycles of regeneration and rebirth. Anchored by the epic painting Malia’s Garden, the exhibition at SEFA Hudson conjures a veritable garden for viewers. Shown together, Green’s new works highlight the aesthetic wonders of her subjects while simultaneously transcending their earthly roots to elicit potent internal experiences.
My work is now included in the Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Feminist Art Base. The Feminst Art Base is the first online digital archive dedicated solely to feminist art.