Painting as both an object and an idea in Allison Reimus’ work

Allison Reimus’s work explores the relationship between decoration and function and similarly, how painting operates as both an object and an idea. Simple compositions depicting singular moments and objects, within a shallow pictorial space, allow Reimus to freely explore her interests in formalism, geometry and abstraction. Thoughtful investigations regarding tactility and surface often lead to experiments with media closely associated with domesticity and the feminine–  glitter, gold leaf, flocking fibers, textiles and spray paint.

Reimus’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications throughout the United States. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Knox College (Galesburg, IL), The Mission (Chicago, IL), and Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA). Recent group exhibitions include Left Field Gallery (San Luis Obispo, CA), Dorchester Art Projects (Boston, MA), Platform Gallery (Baltimore, MD) and Heiner Contemporary (Washington, DC). Her work has been included in Maake Magazine and New American Paintings (#88, #113, #125), highlighted as both an “Editor’s Selection” and a “Noteworthy Artist.” Reviews include The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and NPR. Recent exhibitions include FUN at Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Dallas, TX), Love Poems at Basement Projects (Santa Ana, CA) and Close to Me at Roots & Culture (Chicago, IL).

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