Allison ² is an exhibition celebrating a friendship between Allison's: Allie (Allison) Constant and Allison Carroll. Both artists are life long Hudson Valley residents and presently work/live in Kingston, NY. Allie Constant is the owner of the ARTBAR Gallery and Allison Carroll works at R&F Handmade Paints.
The friends met at the State University of New York at New Paltz in the Drawing/Painting Bachelors program. The two fondly remember their professors calling out for “Allison” and both artists would pop out of their respective studios. After college, their friendship and support for each other grew as they entered into the local art community.
Constant has created an abstract body of work of unbalanced spheres, which reflects the current evolving journey the new mother is experiencing. The work utilizes the composition weight, natural/unnatural found elements and monochromatic colors as the artist considers the aspiration toward balance. She is full of enthusiasm about creating an exhibition of long-held projects she is taking the hard won opportunity to pursue.
Carroll responded to the exhibition invitation by exploring identity with portraiture of curated characters from sci-fi and horror films. She chose to intensely research genre film due to the reflection between society and film. The poetic portraits are carefully rendered in meticulous line-work and brought to life with broad strokes of encaustic color. These works capture the spirit of the subject and are tributes to their respective perspectives. She is incredibly inspired and thankful for such a supportive opportunity to exhibit with her dear friend.