Acrylic on alder
12″ x 10″ x 6″
“The Sneeze” has been acquired by Sealaska Heritage Institute for their permanent collections. The mask is currently on display at the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau, AK.
Although the solo exhibition “One Gray Hair” at the Frye Art Museum has ended, a piece of the show will live on in the permanent collections of the Frye Art Museum. The selected piece is “Chemically Tanned”, a rawhide cast of a female form.
Thank you to the Frye Art Museum and staff for a wonderful exhibition experience.
Thank you to Sealaska Heritage Institute for the opportunity to design the Celebration 2018 artwork. Celebration is a biennial dance event held in Juneau, AK.
The design is a speech bubble, depicting how words take on a life of their own when released into the world. The first Celebration held in 1982 was powerful. There was more Lingít spoken than English. The event brought back a resurgence of traditional dance. Now, with our Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages critically endangered, it’s time to use the vibrancy of our culture and dance to bring back our languages.
More information on Celebration here: http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/institute/celebration/celebration-programs
Alison Marks (née Bremner) was selected to present a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum in 2019. The Patricia B. Wolf solo exhibition series features the work of Alaska artists. See the press release here:
Alison Marks will be participating in the upcoming exhibition, “The Sky World: Winter Invitational Exhibit” at Stonington Gallery in Seattle.
The exhibition will be open from December 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018.
“Marks, a Tlingit artist whose work is unified by its subversive humor and inventive spins on traditional formline art, stretches Tlingit tradition by asserting it in new forms, and questions Western tradition by appropriating it in an unexpected manner.” – Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times.
Alison Marks’ solo exhibition “One Gray Hair” was reviewed by the Seattle times. See the article here:
The exhibition is on view at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle through Feb 4th, 2018.
Alison Marks’ show at the Frye Art Museum, “One Gray Hair”, was included in a Seattle Times conversation about art and social media.
The article, by Jennifer Sokolowsky, puts Marks’ work in dialogue with renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. See the article here:
“One Gray Hair” is on view at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA through Feb. 4th, 2018.
I’m happy to share that within the coming weeks, I will be changing my name from Alison Bremner to Alison Marks. All website and social media accounts will be changed to reflect the name change. My new website will be www.alisonomarks.com.