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Art by Noelle Allen

"When All Waters Still" by Noelle Allen
“When All Waters Still” by Noelle Allen

Works by Noelle Allen, Associate Professor of Art at Dominican University (Chicago), will be on display Aug. 25-Sept. 27 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus.

Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 27.

Allen’s exhibition of drawings and sculpture, Trellis, is free and open to the public.

Allen describes her work as “experimental” and “interdisciplinary,” moving fluidly between varying media and processes.

In Trellis, Allen uses a layered palette of materials – clay, plaster, beeswax, and oil paint – to render surfaces that resemble membranes or skin. In her statement Allen says, “The pinches, pulls, folds and various permutations in diverse surfaces such as resin-infused wax are organic abstractions that explore the pleasure and pain of the life-giving body.”

Born in Sacramento and now living and working in Oak Park, Ill., Allen has shown her work across the United States and abroad. She holds a bachelor’s from Smith College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information about Allen’s work, visit www.noelleallen.com, or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.

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