Alison Pilkington | Pallas Projects
115–117 The Coombe Dublin 8

28th February – 8th March 2014
12-6pm Tuesday to Saturday
Opening reception: Friday 28th February 6pm – 8pm

Alison Pilkington’s new show at Pallas Projects is a presentation of her practice based PhD research in painting at National College Art & Design Dublin entitled Unfamiliar Terrain” – An Investigation into the Uncanny in Painting.

“The uncanny, which is associated with a feeling of disorientation, mild panic or confusion when faced with something strangely familiar has been a frequent subject of the visual arts and literature. In this body of work I am interested in what Freud termed “the friendly aspect” of the uncanny. Strangely familiar yet comic images have the potential to disturb or disorientate. In this show titled Malevolentos I attempt to explore this aspect of the uncanny and invite the viewer to consider how this ‘un-homely’ feeling occurs through painting. Malevolentos is my own hybrid term that refers to a mis-heard phrase, a half- remembered image of something familiar yet also unfamiliar, the comic bordering on the sinister.”
Alison Pilkington 2014.

Alison Pilkington was recently awarded 3rd prize at the Artslant international award for emerging artists 2013 and showed her work at Aqua Art Fair Miami in Dec 2013. In 2012 she won a British Institution award for painting at the Royal Academy Summer Show, London 2012. She was shortlisted for the Marmite Painting Prize & exhibition, which toured the UK from December 2012 to June 2013. She was also shortlisted for the Beers Lambert Contemporary/ Phaidon publication 100 painters of Tomorrow.