Gallery Views: Botany magnified, the paintings of Allison Stewart
July 25, 2013
by Chris Bates
“River Passage I” by Allison Stewart, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 48”
New Orleans artist Allison Stewart has gained national recognition for her paintings expressing the complex and disturbing dialogue between man and nature.
Trained as a biologist, Stewart is inspired by increasingly fragile environments and the ultimate interconnectedness of all living things. She uses layers of color, light, form and texture in her works to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation. Residing somewhere between realism and abstraction, the paintings become visual diaries upon which Stewart records her responses to the threatened landscape.
In 1998, Stewart co-founded KIDsmART, a Louisiana not-for-profit, chartered to teach under-resourced children in Orleans Parish important life lessons through hands-on art activities in the visual and performing arts.
Allison Stewart has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. He work is included in many public, corporate and private collections, including several museums in the Southern, Southwestern and Western parts of the U.S. Locally her work can be seen at Art Post Gallery, Northbrook.
Chris Bates is a weekly contributor and the owner of Art Post Gallery in Northbrook located at 984 Willow Road.
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