August 17th – September 17th
Opening Reception: August 17th from 5:00 - 8:00pm
As an artist, I strive to explore the intersections between memory, identity, society, and resilience in my work. I often use humor and satire to subvert the seriousness of these topics. Throughout my life, my images have attempted to speak to the way personal experiences, and memory recall of those experiences that can morph over time, shape our understanding of place and the world around us. My most successful pieces are simplified forms that hint at a deeper emotional resonance. They are reluctantly optimistic; simultaneously an exploration of Queer hardships and a celebration of the beauty in our contradictory society. They are comical and poignant.
We are the chickens. The chickens are us.
Welcome to the mind and hand of Allyson McDuffie.
Allyson McDuffie received a BFA (Studio Arts) and MFA (Printmaking) from Ohio University, Athens. She has lived in Boulder, CO since 1992 and has worked primarily in the mediums of printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed media, and photography, with a more recent exploration into digital art. She has spent the past 25 years traveling the planet observing and documenting both urban and rural landscapes, architecture, animals, people, objects and oddities that draw her attention. After spending 18 years in the tech world of corporate America, last year she finally left and got back to making art full time. She’s never been happier. Allyson has a daughter, stepdaughter, an ecologist wife, and a slew of cats who somehow discover where she lives and never leave.