"Brooklyn Biennial Submissional" @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
For the very first time (we think they call this "inaugural"), the Cotton Candy Machine in Brookyln is hosting a submission based show, opening tonight, December 13th, 2013, celebrating submissions sent in all year long to the gallery. They picked the the best of the best, and now you can go see the selection.

Group Show: Shrouds & Sinew @ Antler Gallery, Portland

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
Antler Gallery recently opened it doors in a new location last week, proudly featuring an amazing 3 person show with Allison Sommers, Stacey Rozich, and Morgaine Faye. Currently residing in; Brooklyn, Seattle, and Portland, the artists were chosen for the differences in their work as much as the similarities.

Thinkspace curates "LAX / PHL" @ Gallery 309, Philadelphia

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Los Angeles based gallery Thinkspace has teamed up with Gallery 309 in Philadelphia, PA to present ‘LAX / PHL’. This special group exhibition has been curated by Thinkspace to further introduce our roster to the City of Brotherly Love. Featuring new works from over 40 artists from around the world and an installation from Philly’s very own NoseGo, the exhibition will run from May 11th through June 21st.

"Vanguard" Group Show @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thinkspace is pleased to present 'Vanguard', opening on May 4, 2013, an exciting group exhibition of new works by the gallery’s established artists, and by recent additions to its roster. This special exhibition will provide a curated glimpse into the New Contemporary Art Movement with a dynamic selection of artwork representing the diverse range of its artists and their practices. These artists are unified by the shared intent to create exceptional artwork that speaks relevantly to contemporary culture.

The Art of Allison Sommers

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 23, 2012
I have been drawn to Allison Sommers' work since the moment I laid eyes on it simply because I had never seen anything like it before. I still haven't. Nothing screams juxtaposition more than Allison's seamless blend of soft and disgusting.

Preview: October Halloween issue curated by Alex Pardee featuring Sam Kieth & Nychos

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
In what is becoming an annual celebration on the Juxtapoz calendar, October is our special Halloween issue. And this year, we have asked Alex Pardee to curate every page. Kicking off with a very special, custom cover, Alex invited Nychos, Sam Kieth, Jon Way$hack, Allison Sommers, Edmund McMillen, Dave Correia, Jhonen Vasquez, Skinner, L'Amour Supreme, Chloe Rice...

Works by Allison Sommers

Erotica // Friday, August 24, 2012
Allison Sommers is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in gouache. She creates complicated, intricate, uncomfortable worlds of meat, vegetation, and birds and beasts of various sizes. Her work is intentionally vague, both conceptually and morally, and hints at underlying narrative structure without providing clear artist-authorship to guide the viewer through.

Allison Sommers' Bizzarre World

Illustration // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Allison Sommers creates complicated, intricate, uncomfortable worlds of meat, vegetation, and birds and beasts of various sizes. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History and a concentration in Early Medieval England. Growing up she was constantly surrounded by animals which has lead her to develop a skewed concept of personhood that now extends into her work: humanoid animals, beasts, and even inanimate objects and foods take on an agency and interact with her worlds.  

Esao Andrews and Allison Sommers @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 07, 2012
Tonight, January 7 at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, Esao Andrews and Allison Sommers each open new bodies of work, respectively. We had a chance to speak with both artists this week, but go and check out both shows if you are in Southern California.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Allison Sommers

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 30, 2011
Allison Sommers is a Brookyln-based visual artist working primarily in gouache. She creates complicated, intricate, sometimes uncomfortable worlds of meat, vegetation, and birds and beasts of various sizes. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History. Sommers opens a new body of work, Potter's Field, at Thinkspace Gallery on January 7, 2012.

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