My dispersion paintings are the product of a highly controlled process which provides unpredictable results, in which I release particles of pigment into the air which fall freely onto a canvas and then remain trapped in a layer of transparent acrylic. Once dry, an overall tone remains, composed of thousands of individual points of color that hover just above the tight weave of the canvas. While containing art-historical references such as Pointillism and the Autochrome Lumière, the questions the work poses are rooted in contemporary life, evoking the aesthetic form of things such as mold growth, pollen distribution, nuclear waste, biological warfare, classified documents, and the transmission of digital information. The paintings' main content is the relationship between fear of the unknown and faith in our constructed environment.
Allie Pisarro-Grant, born and raised in LA's San Fernando Valley, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design's Painting Department in 2009, having studied under Heather Rowe, Kevin Zucker, Dike Blair, Bobbie Oliver, Jackie Saccoccio and Craig Taylor.
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