Kelly Alison, Game of Drones from Pick Your Poison 2013

Interview in Great God Pan is Dead: Years ago Art in America made the brilliant observation that your “vocabulary of figurative symbols” included “up-side down people.” Almost thirty years later your newest works are filled with up-side down people, figures are falling up-side down and drowning up-side down, with their shoe bottoms visible. What’s all that?

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Kelly Alison, Assad Lies from the 365day TWEET project

Art as Resistance: The Political Tweet Art of Kelly Alison by Dustin M. Slaughter:
Editor’s note: I was so excited to discover Kelly Alison’s (@iknomore) Twitter-inspired artwork. She creates visually engaging, politically relevant pieces. Naturally, the Project just had to celebrate and promote her work. It’s no surprise that her apolitical work is just as stunning.

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Kelly Alison, Blood Money

By Virginia Billeaud Anderson, Your Houston News
Contributing writer:
Today Alison is set up with a proper studio, but back in 1985 when Barbara Rose visited, she was still painting in her barn “The barn didn’t have doors,” recalls Alison “and my husband’s cows came in there and stood around as if they were looking at the paintings.” The thought of those cows nosing up against the preeminent New York scholar and art critic is sweet

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Fallen Liberties, 5'x6', oil on canvas, Kelly Alison, 1980

1980, ArtScene, Editor Burt Long, Four Painters From Lawndale

In 1978 Bert Long became, once and for all, a full-time artist.He set up his first studio at his aunt’s house in the Fifth Ward, not far from his mother’s place. He founded ArtScene, a tabloid that alerted Houston that it actually had an art scene. And slowly, he began to build a following.       […]

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