Your clothing is animal hair, your purple is fish blood
June 22 – July 29, 2017
In Your clothing is animal hair, your purple is fish blood, Alisa Bones creates a visual syntax from her personal archive of materials, processes, and digital images. Blurring the referential and the inventive, the organic and the geometric, and the optical and the physical, she manipulates long-held painting dichotomies.
Painting on panels that slope out from the wall, Bones situates her paintings as both pictures and objects. She maintains the shifting margins of viewership as a suggestion of an ideal perspective for her audience. Bones embraces this instability of established ideas surrounding painting.
You have the power to strip away many superfluous troubles located wholly in your judgment, and to possess a large room for yourself embracing in thought the whole cosmos, to consider everlasting time, to think of the rapid change in the parts of each thing, of how short it is from birth until dissolution, and how the void before birth and that after dissolution are equally infinite.
–Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Alisa Bones (b. 1983) is based in New York. She received her BA from Reed College and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include Fathers of Abstraction (S1, Portland: 2016) and Whore Island (Semantics, Cincinnati: 2016). Bones’ works have been presented in group exhibitions at Gallery Protocol (Gainesville: 2017), Abrons Art Center (New York: 2016), Green Gallery (Yale University, New Haven: 2016), Blackfish Gallery (Portland: 2013), and H. Klum Fine Art (Portland: 2013). http://alisabones.net
Images by Mario Gallucci