The objects that people carry with them are investigated and interpreted by Alice Stallard in this solo exhibition. Loved and weathered, these often ordinary and everyday objects, carry great importance for their keepers and trigger memories of past adventures, hopes and dreams. Stallard delves into this notion weaving rich and colourful narratives around the objects, hinting at or exposing their talismanic presence.
For this series of mixed media work, Stallard taps into popular and domestic culture with her use of printed ephemera, layered between hand-drawn images, paint and print. Traces of folds, etched and stitched marks are also found in the tactile surfaces reflecting the hidden or secret histories the objects portray. Colourful and composed, these cryptically titled pieces invite the viewer to look, stare and wonder.
Alice Stallard is a London-based artist who has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Her neon piece was recently shortlisted for the Winter Pride Art Award (London). She has had solo exhibitions at the Chelsea Arts Club (London) and been selected for group shows hosted by Print Club (London). Recent clients include Kensington and Chelsea Today and Toy-Tokyo (Japan). Stallard is the founder of Doodle Pitstop and the Pinboard Gallery, an interactive art event recently seen at Red Gallery & Rivington St, Fete worse than Death 2014 (London).
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