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Sunday, September 18, 2005

High class movie tie ins

Some movies have plastic action figures as tie-ins. Steve has art shows. And see, mentoring works. (Janie Canuck found the article).
Show runs September 17 - October 29
September 17 – October 29, 2005
Opening Reception Saturday, September 17, 6 – 8pm

The Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to present new photographs by Allyson Hollingsworth. This is the artist’s second one-person show at the Michael Kohn Gallery. Comprised of images created over the last three years, the exhibition will feature small scale, black and white photographs often depicting narratives which include the artist herself. In these images Hollingsworth lends the conventions of Romantic nineteenth-century paintings to her photographic work and the result is a sometimes eerie, but always emotionally charged work of art. Imagery includes the artist herself posed in front of a group of trees illuminated only by the headlights of an automobile. Or as in other pieces, figures inhabit domestic settings, cast in deep shadow, where all narrative appears to be at a standstill.

In October 2005, “SHOP GIRL,” the new film based upon the book of the same title by Steve Martin will be released. Starring Steve Martin and Clare Danes, the central figure played by Danes is based upon the photographer Allyson Hollingsworth and her work. Acting as a consultant on the film, Hollingsworth and her drawings and photographs prominently appear in the movie. The film portrays the partial accumulation of life events that defines a young artist, namely, Hollingsworth.

Commenting articulately about her work, Hollingsworth writes about her photographs:

“One night I dreamt I was haunting my own life. The series A Night There Lay the Days Between was borne of that dream. The idea of being “asleep” during the day while being really “awake” at night, and the importance of the night triumphing over day, as in the Emily Dickenson poem from which the title is taken, is central to the theme of these photographs…These series of photographs explore a theme that runs throughout my entire body of work – that of a personal mythology constructed from memory coupled with desire.”


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