The Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 is proud to present a solo exhibition by artist Sophia Allison featuring mixed-media sculpture and installations.
Sophia's abstract soft-sculptural sewn works are created from artificial, humble, recycled, common materials. Used coffee filters, discarded consumer packaging, fabric scraps, and bits of cardboard are torn, ripped, cut, collaged and then machine sewn together in ways that echo forms in natural objects. The sewing machine acts as a drawing and binding instrument and the seams, edges and threads are left exposed and rough. In a work titled "Rootlimb," the reverse side of the product packaging -the grey and brown cardboard- is exposed, imitating bark-like color. The brightly colored packaging normally on prominent retail display is only visible from the interior of the work. Her sculptures act as weird amorphous objects or bits of landscape that interact with each other and border the line between beautiful and absurd.