"ENTWINED: New Paintings by Allison Green" - opens September 20th (through November 1st) at Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC.
The most resilient and unexpectedly beautiful plants that exist in the urban landscape are plants that we normally consider weeds. Emerging from cracked pavement, filling vacant lots, cascading over aging fences and sprouting in flowerbeds, “weeds,” if one bothers to take an intimate look, are exquisite specimens of plants that can heal and nourish. The title Entwined describes not only the growing pattern of these plants but the relationship between weed families and their environment —a perfect metaphor for urban life.
Allison Green was born in Philadelphia and grew up in a nearby rural suburb. Throughout her childhood Green lived on the periphery of a lush forest,
an experience which has greatly impacted the art she is best known for today. Currently Green resides and works in downtown Jersey City, where she
creates large-scale oil paintings intertwining themes from nature. Her first solo exhibition, "Deeply Rooted", opened in March 2011 at Susan Eley Fine Art.
A second solo show at SEFA, "Entwined", opens on September 20th, and features a fully illustrated catalog.
Green's work is now included in the Brooklyn Museum Elizabeth Sackler Feminist Art Base, and her painting "Aline" is featured in the 2012 edition of
Where Magazine's hardback Guestbook New York.
EDUCATION: Green holds a BA from the University of Maryland with a concentration in Fine Art and Women's Studies.
She also studied at Studio Art Centers International