Post-Body Workout, 3/4/16 - 3/27/16
Ectoplasm, taking the form of a masculine mud, is traversed in a backward reaching divination. Something is there, somewhere between the acres of rippling muscles and the thoughts of an animal. Post-Body Workout was a solo exhibition of new work by Pittsburgh-based artist Andrew W. Allison and consisted of sculptures, drawings, paintings, and collages that focused on early onset occultism.
Andrew W. Allison is a mixed media artist born in Wichita, Kansas, and raised in Pittsburgh. He began making things early on in order to engage with his experiences with night terrors. Allison creates intuitive, sculptural installations using hand-made, mixed media objects and paintings that explore identity, memory, and the preternatural. He graduated with his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013 and has shown nationally. He has shown work in the Pittsburgh Biennial, the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and curated a show at the Mine Factory of artists never before shown in Pittsburgh.