Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In The Street

"The Monte Clark Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition entitled In the Street from Vancouver-based painter Alison Yip.

For her second solo exhibition at the Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, Yip exhibits paintings of her observations of street life in Vancouver, Hong Kong and Macau.

The new paintings are intimate in scale and continue Yip’s developing personal language of colour and light. The motives derive from the artist’s photographs
and sketches made in the street. Many of the figures are isolated, caught in a moment of reflection or an everyday action such as waiting for a bus or pausing to clean one’s glasses...

Like Fairfield Porter, Yip generalizes light and omits fine detail. Spatial relationships are constructed with carefully tuned colours and both figure and ground command equal presence. Observational rather than voyeuristic, her paintings depict the everyday but their primary subject is perception itself..."