Allison Stewart

With Natural Wonders, Allison Stewart continues a body of work that occupies the space between landscape and organic abstractions. Materials and process are significant and inform the imagery in this exhibition of mixed media work on canvas and paper. The artist works with various materials which attract and repel – such as acrylic, enamel, inks, tar, charcoal, metallic powders and wax. Forms appear and dissolve under layers of paint until they finally coalesce into an image that may be both familiar and unknowable. Relying on intuition and instinct, the artist paints “landscapes of interiors: cells, tissues, and systems that comprise living things.” Her intent is not to represent nature, rather to convey the uneasy balance between man and his environment and to create a response to the natural world in a state of flux.