Fanny Allié “Waiting to Be Found”

Equity Gallery

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[Image: Fanny Allié "Hanging Net" (2018) collages and mixed media on fabric, 30 x 33 in.]

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Equity Gallery presents Waiting to Be Found, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Fanny Allié. In Waiting to Be Found, Allié takes the mundane, the motions of city life, discarded items, and an ignored, forgotten subset of people forced to settle in places not designed to be inhabited, and captures their impermanent migrations by utilizing the ephemeral materials with which they engage. Allié’s work focuses on the concept of shared public domain-specifically the streets of bustling urban settlements- and the effect they have on the people who occupy them and the objects with which they interact on a constant basis. Through her use of tattered, discarded found materials and the reconstructed impressions the inhabitants of these areas, notably can-collectors and the homeless, she explores how figures and objects are altered by and grow to encapsulate their transitory nature. Both the figures she creates, as well the space into which she places them, are fragile and unstable. They are ill-defined and unrestrained by their surroundings, existing in a fleeting “in-between” state. Rather than focusing on the architecture or location itself, Allié studies and isolates people’s everyday motions and actions and gives them a new space to exist.

Waiting to Be Found combines Allié’s collages, collograph prints, installations, fabric sculptures, and mixed media pieces to present figures fusing with their surroundings, bordering on abstraction. Bodies are fragmented, often reduced to just their outlines and silhouettes. Recognizable facial features are obscured, broken down, and reduced to their bare essentials. Abandoned debris, human beings, and the movement of the streets are coalesced and reformed into hybrid entities. Streets are depicted as a powerful, transformative force. Objects caught and battered in their flow retain the energy of those who traverse these passages. Merged into their environment, her subjects become a type of cryptid or lost spirit, eerily human yet an entirely different being.



from April 06, 2018 to May 05, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-04-06 from 18:00 to 20:00


Fanny Allié

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