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Elizabeth Alley: Place Shapes 

July 14 – October 6, 2019
Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries

Native Memphian Elizabeth Alley has been carefully observing and recording the world around her for the entirety of her career.  Producing work ranging from intimate yet incisive sketches to beautifully rendered paintings in both watercolor and oil, she has been a leading force in the twenty-first-century Memphis arts community. 

Alley’s exhibition in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries this summer will highlight her most recent work—brilliant, expressive oil paintings that capture the diverse and sometimes extreme landscapes she has experienced in her travels to Iceland, Newfoundland, and Portugal.  These paintings reveal her interest in discovering and capturing the way humans interact with nature around the world.  Equally studied and spontaneous, Alley’s paintings from each location coalesce to form a continuous narrative of her personal experience in the landscape and more universal panoramic view of some of the most remote yet majestic parts of the world.

Elizabeth Alley, View from the Grotto, 2019 and Douro Bridge, 2019; Oil on paper; Courtesy of the artist. 


Who Is that Artist?

July 9 – October 13, 2019
Liz and Tommy Farnsworth Education Building

In partnership with local artists Kristen Rambo, Corkey Sinks, Danielle Sumler, and Moth Moth Moth (a.k.a. JT Wilbanks), the Dixon presents its first Who Is That Artist? exhibition. Visitors will discover four interactive components, each featuring a window to the artist’s life, work or creative process. The playful and original displays, as well as the programming around the work, will encourage visitors of all ages to explore these inspiring artists' worlds.

Image: JT Wilbanks, Hyperactive Imagination (detail), 2019. Collage. Courtesy of the artist



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