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Estherly Allen
'White Stoneware (Face)' original hand-built ceramic plate by Estherly Allen

1986

$600

About

This small hand-built plate, 'White Stoneware (Face),' is an intimate and exciting example of the ceramic work of Estherly Allen. She was a student of George McNeil, an important Abstract Expressionist, and this Expressionist influence is visible in this experimental work. On the surface of the plate, Allen has applied the glazing like gestural strokes of paint, creating the playful form of a face with wide eyes and staccato hair. The result reminds of the ceramic output of Pablo Picasso, whose original and edition work has become a favorite of collectors worldwide. White stoneware with black and white glazes 9.25 x 10.5 inches, artwork Signed E.L. and dated 1/86 on the reverse Plate has been broken into three pieces and has since been restored; cracks remain visible on front and back Artist's Statement: Walking outside my door bordering the Prescott National Forest I gather objects in the landscape and on the path of everyday life. It is impossible not to find a treasure. This is the impetus and fuel I use to build my mixed media sculptures and collages. With the addition of wire, adhesives, paper, and more, new forms emerge in a spirited improvisational dance. A no-thought logic brings direction into focus. Propelled by this intuitive freedom the unconscious reveals endless curious beautiful worlds of figures, faces, and places. The real becomes abstracted, the unconscious evokes the surreal. Ease and connection from the inside out reinforce the foundation of my oneness with nature and my creative process. Allen is from Wisconsin and currently lives in Arizona with her sculptor husband, Gene Galazan. 1942 Born - Milwaukee, WI 1965 B.S. - Art Education, UW-Milwaukee, WI 1967 M.S. - Art Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1976 M.F.A. - Master of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, UW-Milwaukee, WI

Details

  • Artist
    Estherly Allen (American)
  • Creation Year
    1986
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Plate has been broken into three pieces and has since been restored; cracks remain visible on front and back.
  • Gallery Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 5269d1stDibs: LU60536634432

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