Featuring the works of ALAINA PLOWDREY
Conceptual, Representational & Figurative Artist
November 9th from 6-9pm
We’ll open our doors for Alaina’s solo exhibition that will run through December 21st
There’s nothing basic about this chick, she is every bit of epic!
Light food and drink will be provided with plenty of artful conversations.
Perception and experience are subjective to an individual. Truth comes from the best possible understanding one has of a moment in time. What happens when that reality is slightly shifted or skewed into a plane of open conception? A new sense of autonomy within an individuals perception of a moment takes over, making the individual both artist and viewer. Plowdrey uses this concept in many of her paintings within the technique of the washing away of identities. It is her job to seduce the individual to view the work then it is the individual’s job to finish the work within their mind. Highly influenced by the work of Carl Jung on the collective unconscious, Plowdrey looks to create subjective interwoven veracities using the subject of the female form engaging the conscious and unconscious of her viewers. The figures gently dance within the realm of the elegant as well as the erotic, using the backdrop of the ocean as an interstate.
Alaina Plowdrey, a Michigan native, received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art (2011), BFA from the College for Creative Studies (2009) and AFA from Delta College (2006). After attaining her master’s degree she taught in NYC and then as an adjunct professor in numerous colleges throughout Michigan. She is the Director of a Saint Leo University Education Center, keeps an active studio and teaches when able. She is currently in the process of earning her Ph.D from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.