Alison Blickle "Time's Up" @ Kravets Wehby Gallery, NYC
Alison Blickle's new paintings will be on view at the Kravets Wehby Gallery in Time's Up, a solo exhibition opening on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Blickle continues her exploration of powerful women, this time stemming from the Maenads of Greek mythology. The Maenads roamed the mountains and forests performing frenzied, ecstatic dances that put them into trance states. When the men in power came to stop their rituals, the Maenads, in their magical trance, tore them limb from limb. Set in modern-day Hollywood, Blickle's characters' aggressive use of social media, akin to the Maenads, are simultaneously feared, disdained, and desired.