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Sophia Allison
November 21\, 2013 - January 20\, 2014
Artist Lecture: Wednesday\, December 4\, 1:00pm
Moorpa rk College Art Gallery
Administration Bldg.
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark\, CA 91320
Gallery hours: Mon. - Thurs.\, 9a.m.-7p.m. &\; Fri.\, 9a.m.-12 noon
Contact: Erika Lizé\;e\, elizee@vcccd.edu< /p>\n


Moorpark College Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exh ibition by Sophia Allison. In Far\,
the Los Angeles-based\, multi-medi a artist offers an autobiography of sewn landscapes and
works on paper . The work is directly connected to and inspired by the organic surrounding s of
her childhood home in the mountains of Western North Carolina and her current home in Los
Angeles. Far alludes to not only the physical distance of familiar locations but also the
emotional aspects of memo ries attached to specific places.
Her recent works on paper are collag ed abstracted landscapes. Allison paints acrylic on both
sides of a pi ece of watercolor paper and allows it dry directly on her studio floor. As the paper
dries\, dirt\, grit and grime from the floor attach to the p ainting\, creating variable textures. The
paper is then cut down into pieces for the collage works. The forms within these works
undulate an d flow\, creating movement in the images that loosely resemble various moun tain
topography. The works are created from Allison's memory of local physical terrain.

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In her sewn pictorials\, Allison places a printed image on fabric and repetitively sews through
the paper\, forcing it into the cloth fibers while simultaneously destroying the paper. Parts ofthe image are recreated with thread on the opposite side of the materia l. The effect is twofold:
on one side\, the landscape is clearly artic ulated\; on the other\, the paper image is
obliterated\, leaving loose threads and uneven textures. The image is simultaneously
destroyed an d built up\; it is recognized as a snapshot of a specific location and at t he same
time it becomes fragmented and abstracted.

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An ar tist lecture will be held on Wed.\, Dec. 4 at 1p.m. in the Campus Center Co nference
Room.

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For more information\, please contact Eri ka Lizé\;e at elizee@vcccd.edu. Visit
http://www.moorparkcollege .

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