ember blazons lazing daze 12
DIMENSIONS 20" x 16" MEDIUM Caran d'Ache Neocolor II & archival pigment print
Series of 15, each uniquely hand-embellished, signed and numbered en verso by the artist, 2020.
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ABOUT THE WORK
Who can resist a portal into another world? Light and color beckon. The transport is swift: John McAllister's large-scale paintings and panoramas hold your hand while keeping you on a need-to-know basis as perspectives shift, borders interrupt, and the landscape saturates. Balance was achieved before you arrived. The world is dimensional but flat, sculptural with the serenity of a still life. In nature's fertile decoration, we become immersed in the ordered chaos of pattern and colorful echoes of Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, and Édouard Vuillard.
In ember blazons lazing daze, we are treated to a series of fifteen unique works by McAllister. The base print features a glowing scene of trees and brush surrounded by a massive border in which McAllister has taken pastel delight, electrifying each piece with hand-embellishments. The result is an intimate series, like a postcard from a dream.
John McAllister has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Wentrup Gallery (Berlin) this fall. Previous solo exhibitions have been held at James Fuentes (New York), Richard Telles Fine Art (Los Angeles), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), and Carl Freedman Gallery (London) among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Le Consortium art center (Dijon, France), Marciano Art Foundation (Los Angeles), Almine Rech Gallery (Paris), and more. McAllister lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.