Part of Alair Well's intensively sited work for the Shoebox!
ALAIR WELLS: blue
JULY 28 – SEPTEMBER 20
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 29, 5-7 P.M.
The ShoeBox Gallery is pleased to announce blue, a mixed-media installation by Alair Wells. Combining found materials with rigorous repetitive process; Wells creates fantastical landscapes juxtaposing notions of interior and exterior of both figure and space.
Childhood memories, dreams, nightmares, and figure/structure relationships inspire Wells’ work. Wells travels all over the U.S. participating in iron pours and collecting materials to create what she calls a “material inventory” with which she creates her sculptural installations. Living a somewhat nomadic lifestyle (via a 1976 23’ Dodge RV), Wells uses found materials in her immediate environment to literally interject a sense of place in her ongoing exploration of the notion of “home”.
Wells, a native of Texas, has a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Louisiana State University. She has exhibited her work nationally since 1995 and currently has work on display at The Bird’s Nest in Baton Rouge, LA and at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN. Her work is also in the collections of Diane Ruby of the RedBud Gallery in Houston, TX as well as Nancy Reddin-Keinholz, among others. Wells currently resides in Seattle, WA. She will be at the opening reception for discussion.
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