Allison Zuckerman, Approaching Narnia, 2024; Original Painting

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Allison Zuckerman is known for artworks that employ a method that she dubs “visual sampling”—in which art historical references, as well as her own past creations, are appropriated and reinterpreted. Featuring bold colors, expressive brushstrokes, pixelation, and a dynamic sense of playfulness, her work is situated at the intersection of traditional painting and the visual vernacular of our hyper-maximalist, digital world. Based in Brooklyn, the artist has presented solo exhibitions at the Rubell Museum, Washington, D.C.; KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany; the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel; and the Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; among others. Additionally, some of her notable collaborations have included special projects for Veuve Clicquot, Tod’s, Charli XCX, Elle USA, and Vogue Italia.

Approaching Narnia (2024) marks Zuckerman’s inaugural foray into the realm of landscape painting. Drawing inspiration from canonical works created by the likes of David Hockney, Vincent van Gogh, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and André Lhote, the composition situates a visually dense world in between subtly graffitied walls and Corinthian columns that stand at opposing ends of the canvas. Among the many elements are a white picket fence sourced from Google Images, blades of grass drawn roughly with oil stick, clouds inspired by clip art, pixelated passages embellished with crystal rhinestones, and V-shaped birds that hover above rolling hills reminiscent of van Gogh’s French countryside. In crafting this work, Zuckerman aspires to manifest an idealized vision of a world where humans and a thriving natural world can coexist harmoniously.

Allison Zuckerman
Approaching Narnia, 2024
Oil, acrylic, crystal rhinestones, and embedded archival ink on canvas
70 x 100 inches

With environmental conservation a central tenet of ART FOR CHANGE’s mission, the artists invited for this exhibition confront and contribute to the move toward sustainability by exploring nature and the environment through content, methods, inspiration, or process. In conjunction with the exhibition, ART FOR CHANGE and Phillips will plant 1,000 trees to help counter the CO2 emissions produced by the art industry.