Allison Edge "Crystal Days"

Like the Spice

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Like the Spice presents Allison Edge: Crystal Days, featuring Edge's hyper-nostalgic photo-based works.

Inspired by family road trips and their back-of-the-station-wagon Walkman soundtrack, the paintings and watercolor drawings in this exhibition are from two related bodies of work; one a presentation of personal memories as universal and another presenting cultural memories as personal.

The former series is based upon photos taken by Edge of such vacation staples and tween obsessions as the "Small World" ride at Disneyworld, a friend's flawless back dive into a serene pool, and fireworks exploding in a night sky. Chosen for their memory payload and glowing photographic light, these images are odes to innocence on the brink of adulthood, last hurrahs of childhood desires.

The second grouping features the singers who accompanied Edge, via cassette, on long car rides and afternoons in the sun. Presented against stark backgrounds, the singers become at once Tiger Beat pinups and Gods of the night.

In both series, the tension between innocence and darkness is palpable, even bathed in warm golden light, there's a sense that time is running out on an illusion; as though we're about to notice that the small world is actually bigger than we are.



from April 18, 2009 to May 17, 2009

Reception For The Artist on 2009-04-24 from 20:00
Artist's Dinner: Eating On The Edge, RSVP required


Allison Edge

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