Sunday, December 12, 2010

Allison Edge's Wonderwall Opening 2010

Despite the cold temperatures on Friday night, Like the Spice Gallery was aglow with the friends and fans of Allison Edge at the opening of her exhibit, Wonderwall. The young men's portraits cover a whole wall, and are beautifully delicate yet an almost compulsive record of young love and lust.

The watercolor images evoke the obsessive quality of a teenage crush, from the boy in chemistry class to the celebrities gracing the covers of Teen Beat. We gathered around to discuss Allison's inspiration and process. Who can you spot on her Wonderwall?

The work also questions the object of gaze. Are you looking at the boys or are they looking at you? Allison Edge's Wonderwall will be up until February 6, 2011 so there is plenty of time to come see for yourself.