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Allison Gildersleeve: Swiftly Flow the Days


Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present Allison Gildersleeve's solo exhibition "Swiftly Flow the Days" from May 1 through June 5, 2021.

Allison Gildersleeve received her BA from the College of William and Mary and her MFA from Bard College. She has exhibited across the United States and abroad, including New York City, Denver, Charleston, Oakland, and Stockholm. Gildersleeve has received numerous fellowships and residencies, most notably the New York Foundation for the Arts in Painting, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo, The Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center, and Liquitex International Research Residency in London. Valley House Gallery has represented Allison Gildersleeve's work since 2014. This is her third solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery.

About the paintings in this exhibition, Allison Gildersleeve states:

"Like the stagehands who dress the set between acts in a play, I employ layered, saturated colors, flattened textures, and chaotic brushwork in service of painted worlds that set the stage for action. These scenes of disjointed interiors and chaotic landscapes are devoid of actors, but the detritus left in the wake of their presence compresses generations of interstitial moments from past and present, all cast in the shadow of the town my family has inhabited since the early 1900s. When the pandemic exploded in New York City, my husband, children, and I returned to this town. In these months of quiet, as I’ve walked the cobweb of streets through neighborhoods I’ve memorized since childhood, I’ve felt the parallel presence of the daily lives, dramatic or mundane, that existed here before my time. While my paintings were once confined to my own personal timeline, now the imagined histories of other lives that date back centuries have seeped into my work."

Preview the exhibition online at https://www.valleyhouse.com/

View the exhibition on Artsy at https://www.artsy.net/show/valley-house-gallery-and-sculpture-garden-allison-gildersleeve-swiftly-flow-the-days

Watch videos of Allison Gildersleeve speaking with curator Cheryl Vogel about her work at:

https://youtu.be/RbTe_362IcE

https://youtu.be/UE4KhqrvgzY

https://youtu.be/LEqejlwo1so

"Allison Gildersleeve: Swiftly Flow the Days" will be on view at Valley House Gallery from May 1 through June 5, Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Masks required.

Image: Allison Gildersleeve, "Swiftly Flow the Days," 2020, acrylic, spray paint, and oil on canvas, 48 x 50 inches


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