Artist Alison Yip
Title Most of the Story
Media oil on wood board
Size 19.75 x 14 x 1 in. / 50.2 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm.
Estimate $4,000 - $4,500
unsigned; bears artist's name, title and date on gallery label verso; unframed
this work was featured in SAAG's 2022 group exhibition The Faceless Familiar
donated by the artist and Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver; proceeds from this work go to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery [SAAG], Lethbridge - for more information on the gallery, visit saag.ca
Alison Yip ~ [21st century] Canadian
see artist's website alisonyip.blogspot.com
Alison Yip works through painting, wall treatments, writing and objects to find ways of speaking to the dissociative and dispersed nature of our cognitive apparatus and the persistence of figuration, especially through psycho-phenomena: Tulpamancy, pareidolia, and sleep paralysis. Recurring actors and everyday objects charged with animism appear in her works and are put to the task of "figuring out." Playful use of various pictorial modes, everyday materials and perspectival regimes, generate explorations into broader experiences of the human senses, power relations, and sense of self, accumulating into a type of "cursed figuration." Recently, she worked with two psychics to determine two different visions of the future for herself, including what materials to work with in her practice and how her relationship would be with her current gallerist.