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PixelNation - Solo Exhibit by Visual Artist Alison Jardine
Award-winning visual artist Alison Jardine's solo exhibit showcases her new PixelNation series, which blends traditional oil painting with digital technology. The exhibit is on show during September 2011 at the ArtCentre of Plano.
The artworks in PixelNation explore the pixel as a ubiquitous intermediary through which we increasingly interact with the world, store our memories, and gain information and opinions.
Alison is currently embarked on a 365-day quest to create an iPad drawing every day, and share them on Twitter and other social media sites, a project that has received much press and interest. This new practice has influenced her oil paintings, with the two approaches mixing into new ideas, forms and presentations. She melds digital and oil painting interchangeably, and questions what is 'real' and what is a 'representation', in this age in which our entire lives, memories, and interactions, are digitized.
PixelNation draws intimately on Alison's own life, family and history, featuring old photographs, digital painting and oil paintings, set within symbolic natural landscapes.
About the Artist
Alison Jardine was born and educated in Yorkshire and London, moving to Texas in 2003.
Since winning free studio space in Dallas through an art competition in 2009, she has exhibited locally and nationally, and her work has been widely featured in both online and print art and culture magazines. She recently completed her first public art piece, which is situated on Henderson Avenue in Dallas (2011-2013). Alison is a published author in art magazines, has taught art in public schools, and she is currently the VP of a local non-profit art organization.
The Reception for Alison Jardine's Solo Exhibition "PixelNation"
About the ArtCentre of Plano
The ArtCentre of Plano is a beautifully renovated Victorian house, located on 18th Street, between Central Expressway and Avenue K.
The exhibit will be showing from September 2nd to September 30th.
The catered Reception is on Friday September 9th, from 6pm until 8pm.
The ArtCentre of Plano
901 18th Street
Plano, TX 75074
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Jardine Studio, Plano, TX.
PixelNation opens with a reception on September 9th at 6pm, at the ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, TX.
"Art is Wilderness"