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Allison Hawkins | Night Calling    Dec 9, 2012 - Jan 27, 2013

Autumn Road
Allison Hawkins
Autumn Road, 2012
 
Bridge Dweller
Allison Hawkins
Bridge Dweller, 2012
 
Guarded Cavern
Allison Hawkins
Guarded Cavern, 2012
 
Headless Banshee
Allison Hawkins
Headless Banshee, 2012
 
Hunter
Allison Hawkins
Hunter, 2012
 
In the Deepest Darkest Recess
Allison Hawkins
In the Deepest Darkest Recess, 2012
 
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Opening Reception: December 19th, 6 – 8pm

The Proposition is pleased to present, Night Calling, the third solo exhibition of drawings by Allison Hawkins.
Night Calling explores the creature and figure within the landscape. It is a mysterious landscape, a place so unreal that it becomes an escape, a refuge. There are dark and densely wooded forests covert in feeling and stark open spaces melancholy in their grey expanse.
Female figures appear in the land, charged with an animal purpose. They do not indicate a specific time or place and convey the possibility of a calling from somewhere/something beyond. A belief system emerges, one that is ancient, fundamental, and pertains to the energies of earth, weather, and animals. Reality is slightly straddled and in this there is a mythic aspect to the narrative.
I am very interested in rich fields of black, inky wash that contrast with the white of the paper. These dark, dense sections evoke in me a feeling of deep space, protection, intensity, and the freedom of the cover of night. These areas are paired with delicate line-work and bits of subtle color that sometimes shine through.

Allison Hawkins was born in Columbus, OH and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.



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