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Allyson Mellberg, Do Little


Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
October 10 - November 9, 2008
Reception: Friday, October 10, 6 - 10 PM
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The title “Do Little” for Allyson Mellberg’s second solo show at Cinders is both a reference to the doctor of the same name who realizes he can speak to animals and a jab at our general public’s apathy towards increasingly important environmental issues. With playful and intricate drawings on paper, Allyson depicts magical encounters with strange animals and plant life, self-invented yoga poses, diseased girls with pockmarks and enchanting, huggable rock formations. There is a sense of discovery and wonderment amongst the natural world that fuels much of her work and adds optimism to their subtle warnings of how our own behavior can affect the world around us in both positive and negative ways.

Allyson creates delicate fine lines and a soft color palette with all natural non-toxic materials that include homemade walnut ink, vegetable inks, and egg tempera. Small sculptures and dioramas will also be part of this installation of all new work.
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