Recent Work

Featuring Julie Allen

Date Thursday, February 6
through Sunday, March 16, 2014
Location Olson Gallery

Event Description

About the Show

Julie Allen's recent prints, drawings and sculptural objects reflect on changes, anticipations, and memories. This exhibition includes objects and drawings of the garments that mark milestones in the artist's life. Drawings that mark a time in adolescense when articles of clothing begin to function as extension s of who one is becoming or when Allen married she began to draw the archetypes of clothing that she owned as she was combining lives and closets with her new husband and drawings of the clothes she wore during her pregnancy with the couple's first child. Allen's works describe the intimacy and complexity of our relationship to clothes and the way clothing can symbolize all of the extraordinary and mundane parts of life.

Exhibition essay by Wayne Roosa, Art Historian, Bethel University

About the Artist

Julie Allen's drawings and sculptural works offer a remarkable attention to detail and love of materials. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries such as Hood Museum of Art in NH, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in WI, Sherman Gallery at Boston University, London Metropolitan University, Stadische Galerie in Germany and NYCAMS Gallery in New York City to name a few. She is represented by McKenzie Fine Art in NY. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Show Events

Artist Lecture
Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m.
Eastlund Room, CLC, Level 2

Reception with the artist following the talk in the Olson Gallery


Michelle Westmark
Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art