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Elizabeth Alley, View from the Grotto, 2019; Courtesy of the artist.

Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries

Elizabeth Alley: Place Shapes

Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019

*Elizabeth Alley will be giving the Tours at Two on Sunday, October 6.

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.