G Spot Gallery presents J. Todd Allison: "Differentiating Recollections" opening reception
G Spot Gallery will present the opening reception of J. Todd Allison exhibit, "Differentiating Recollections."
This mostly recent group of paintings is in response to past years unprecedented events and activities, where the inordinate amount of highs and lows demanded respite. With these works the artist's process seemed to be an escape from a unique year and was driven by his process of recounting housed memories.
The birds or their reference are players here, because they have remained constant in Allison's daily activities reminding him that it all is okay. Conversations along with some fleeting images that served as reminders of places, objects, designs and more, have served as his impetus for these visual explorations. This was a conscious effort to shed the present and actively participate with the inspired memories. The gun and hammer imagery have faded in this group of works, while mostly birds serve the relationship metaphor, whether building, destroying or just providing a path outside the compositions.