The Upstairs Gallery
10 Feb 2019
The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.
The Art of Imagination: new work by Louise Allen.
Louise Allen is an award-winning New Zealand artist currently working in West Auckland, though originally trained in fine art in the UK in the late 1980s.
This body of new work explores how messages from the unconscious mind surface through imagery, and how remembering is activated through associative means.
Recent personal experiences of grief and loss and the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders have allowed the artist to effect an imagistic transcendence of place-time and to encompass the experience of painting within self-identification processes.
What follows this somewhat ‘dislodged’ freedom of expression is a pictorial travelogue through historical art movements such as expressionism and folk art.
We are delighted to show these new works here at the Upstairs Gallery and invite you to celebrate with Louise at her first solo exhibition.
Join us at the opening on Friday 1 March from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. On show through to Sunday 24 March, open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.