Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Alison Overton at 12 12 Gallery
Raleigh-based photographer Alison Overton is having a solo show of her work this summer at 12 12 Gallery, 12 E 12th St in Richmond, Virginia, opening on Sunday, June 27th, 2010, with a reception from 2 - 5 pm. The exhibit runs from June 27th - August 7th.
Alison will also have a show of this work in the Foundations Gallery of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design on the NC State University campus, opening with a public lecture by Alison on June 9th, from 6 - 7 pm.
Alison works chiefly with Holgas and alternative imaging processes and traditionally has spent a lot of time hanging out in cemeteries, castles, and forests. Making contemporary the concerns of the Southern Gothic tradition, her work from the beginning has an etherial, eerie quality, an approach to her subjects that has carried over from her black and white and toned work into her more recent color work.
Some of her images are shot on Holgas which are not fully advanced between shots so images overlap into long, continuous frames that often contain multiple images of the same object seen from different angles. Her more recent work seems to be about compositions of masks, dolls, flowers, and dead rabbits.
Alison has a degree from NC State's Design School and has studied at the renowned Penland School of Crafts. She lives in Raleigh and is part of the ArtSpace Artist's Collective in downtown Raleigh. She has exhibited her work throughout the southeast and across the country.
Alison is definitely a Southern Photographer to Watch Out For.