Michel Allen

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Representations of the Visible World  
Martin Weinstein at Allen Projects February 10th, 2009 - March 14th, 2009
Posted 3/19/09
  Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this artist's work lies in the careful lining up of edges upon each layer of acrylic sheet. He uses several layers of acrylic sheet and paints on them in oil. The paint/image on a proceeding sheet lines up perfectly with each successive layer. This creates, ultimately a sense of time, a changing of the seasons, if you will. Weinstein pays great attention to the changes of seasons and here in his work: "Fours Seasons" a sense of mutability of experience,... [more]
From Above  
Merrill Steiger at Allen Projects January 7th, 2009 - February 7th, 2009
Posted 1/26/09
"From Above"- a solo exhibition showcasing the work of Merrill Steiger at Allen Gallery in Chelsea, comes highly recommended. Anyone mildly interested in Aerials, vibrant colors or abstract forms would be enamored by Steiger's vast, sprawling canvasses, which are intricate and bursting with a wide spectrum of color. These abstract renderings depict overhead, bird's eye perspectives of several different subjects: from verdant marshes to water parks, from oil refineries to vast lakes. The... [more]