Last Call: Allison Hawkins @ The Proposition

Moonlit, 2012, 14 x 12 inches. Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper.

Moonlit, 2012, 14 x 12 inches. Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper.

The depths of night are carnal, free, and expansive. Allison Hawkins’ watercolors heighten the instinctual fog of the evening. A veil of mystery consumes naked, nondescript characters that appear swaddled in moonlight. Accents of color draw one’s attention to the silent potential of pregnant moments. Vegetation melds with directionless travelers, halted and stoic. Bottomless pools are traversed and explored with empty purpose. Hawkins acknowledges a beauty in the unknown that battles the weight of looming danger. Just because shadows exist doesn’t mean everyone is shady.

Night Calling, open through January 27.

The Crossing, 2012, 25.25 x 33.5 inches (framed). Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper.

The Crossing, 2012, 25.25 x 33.5 inches (framed). Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper.

Guarded Cavern, 2012, 15 x 15.5 inches (framed). Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper.

Guarded Cavern, 2012, 15 x 15.5 inches (framed). Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper.

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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