July 27 - September 9, 2023
From the Silos at Sawyer Yards:
“In her first-ever solo exhibition, Paper Trail, Alison Donaldson explores her love of deconstructing original artwork and piecing it back together into intuitively created works that are hybrids of collage and abstract expressionism. Each piece is made with torn or cut pieces of original, mixed-media artwork. Her process begins with a meditative free painting that doubles as personal healing. After layers of paint; oil pastel and often a myriad of other materials she begins cutting and tearing. Through paper weaving; assembling torn edges and scraps; or layering and collaging, Alison instinctually reconstructs the paper back onto canvas. Donaldson’s compositions invite the viewer in with color and texture to ultimately examine each piece closer for its unique composition and intricate details. Paint. Cut or tear. Adhere. Create order out of chaos. Repeat.
Alison is a mixed media artist with a love of color and exploring modern ways to reimagine working with deconstructed artwork. She is located in Studio #308 of The Silos at Sawyer Yards and also has a home workspace. Alison has worked with a large group of private collectors in the Houston area and across the nation. Most recently she had the honor of creating a “Woven Together” piece for UTHealth Houston’s “Art of Gratitude” collection honoring their top donors. She continues her art education through ongoing coursework at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.”
Reception: July 27, 2023 | 6–8 pm
1502 Sawyer Street
Houston, 77007 TexasGet directions