Charles & Edwina Milner Women in the Arts Lecture and Exhibit: Allison Hudson

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Multi-media artist Allison Hudson 
Opening Reception and Lecture
Thursday January 18
Lecture 6 PM: Light Hall Theater
Reception 7PM: McCray Gallery
Exhibit runs through February 15
Free and open to the public

Artist Statement

I sculpt, paint, and draw, moving between disciplines in a way that is not consciously interconnected but integral to my practice. My work is tactile yet fragile – a combination of unfired clay, twine, fabric, resin, dye, and wax. Driven to manipulate raw materials into something new and unrecognizable, I enjoy the physicality of building, tearing apart, and mending together – striving to create work that is at once ethereal and visceral.

Cycles, the blur between beginnings and endings, and the emergence of growth from decay are concepts that have been a constant fascination for me. My current work focuses on the exploration of metamorphosis. I use imagery that suggests elements of the human form including hair, skin, and bones – or that which can be lost, sloughed off, become broken, and then regenerate over time. The fundamental shape of an egg or pod serves as the starting structure in many of my works. At the beginning of the cycle the pod is full and fertile. After transformation, it’s empty but open – only a shell, husk, or cocoon remains.

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