Jealous are proud to present Moon Dazed, a solo exhibition from Canadian artist Ally McIntyre at Jealous East. Following her recent graduation from Goldsmith’s earlier this year, both Jealous and CNB galleries awarded McIntyre with their prospective annual art prizes; the Jealous Prize 2015/2016 and HIX Award 2015.
Ally McIntyre’s work rebels against the constraints the art canon has imposed on painting. She reinvents her subjects through large dimensions, bright colours and the unconventional pairing of mixed media and styles. Bold and assertive, her confident brush strokes envelop glimpses of realism and dissolve faces into playful combinations of dream-like colour, line and glitter.
Ally’s work is an amalgamation of various genres across history; faux-naive, realism, kitsch, expressionism, and cartoon. The subject and narrative of her new work often has to do with the structure of hierarchy in culture, art, human-animal relations, and somehow circumventing or looking at it in a new way, that can place importance on a subject that may otherwise not be considered honourable or iconic.
‘This work was a massive surprise, I was really impressed with the confidence.’ Tracy Emin, HIX Award Judge