Alison Blickle “MEDUSA”

Kravets/Wehby Gallery

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MEDUSA, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Alison Blickle. In MEDUSA, Blickle reclaims ancient myths and reimagines them set in modern-day LA. Blickle’s Medusa lives with her sisters in a house in the Hills that once belonged to Hollywood Sweetheart, Cary Grant. The sisters throw parties and perform rituals turning toxic dudes to stone. In Blickle’s narrative, Medusa is gifted with a head of snakes and coagulating stare that only affects men. The insta-ready sisters celebrate this new ability and form stronger bonds while seeking revenge together.

Mirrors in the paintings with Blickle’s reflection allude to Jan Van Eyck’s appearance in Arnolfini Portrait. Our modern mirrors are phones, another character in the post-ceremony scenes. In the story, Perseus defeated Medusa’s gaze with a mirror and keeps her stone head as a trophy. In Blickle’s version, the sisters dance around the stone head of Perseus and boast of their victory through selfies.

Alison Blickle lives and works in LA. She earned her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Her work has recently been seen at Jeffrey Deitch and Over The Influence in LA, as well as in the Taschen publication Witchcraft.



from November 17, 2022 to December 21, 2022

Opening Reception on 2022-11-17 from 18:00 to 20:00


Alison Blickle

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