THE REST OF THE MORE
       
     
The Rest of the More (detail)
       
     
Stay
       
     
here there here now
       
     
left: Odds and ends / right: Untitled (S-hooks)
       
     
Installation view
       
     
House-proud (detail)
       
     
As is
       
     
Better
       
     
Better (detail)
       
     
Untitled (pale purple bulb)
       
     
Untitled (pink wheel)
       
     
Untitled (eye hook) / Untitled (cement pedestal) / Untitled (pipe foot)
       
     
THE REST OF THE MORE
       
     
THE REST OF THE MORE

Solo show at devening projects + editions
Chicago, IL
December 16, 2012
January 26, 2013

Drawing from a stockpile of hand-made and found objects, Allison Wade constructs tenuous, straightforward arrangements of unexpected material juxtapositions. The work relies heavily on balance and tension; there’s a strong focus on where and how elements meet.  An ongoing interest in language structures – specifically conjunction, parataxis, and syntax – also informs the work.  Simultaneously aware of the specific relationships of the parts and the coherence of the whole, the viewer senses a new grammar. The Rest of the More, the title of the exhibition, comes from a conversation with a Finnish friend offering Allison the remainder of his leftover soup. Both an act of generosity and a unique turn of phrase, this expression conveys the ethos of the work presented here: a resourceful, idiomatic approach to making that reveals its own intuitive logic while inviting interpretation.

Thanks to Scott Carter, Alex Gartelmann, and Soo Shin for their help.
Photos: Matthew Schlagbaum.

The Rest of the More (detail)
       
     
The Rest of the More (detail)

Chain, wood, glass, cement, ceramic, clay,
hardware, paint
90 x 124 x 10 inches

Stay
       
     
Stay

cast cement
dimensions variable

here there here now
       
     
here there here now

wood, steel, ceramic, paint
89 x 116 x 10 inches

left: Odds and ends / right: Untitled (S-hooks)
       
     
left: Odds and ends / right: Untitled (S-hooks)

fabric, wood
45 x 40 x 2 inches

fabric, wood, paint, hardware
32” x 32” x 3”

Installation view
       
     
Installation view
House-proud (detail)
       
     
House-proud (detail)

Steel, wood, needlepoint, ceramic, hardware
83 x 9 x 14 inches

As is
       
     
As is

wood, paint, hand-woven fabric
18 x 7-3/4 x 14 inches

Better
       
     
Better

wood, unfired clay, glazed ceramic
28 x 9 x 7-1/2 inches

Better (detail)
       
     
Better (detail)
Untitled (pale purple bulb)
       
     
Untitled (pale purple bulb)

wood, steel, paint, ceramic
27 x 17 x 10 inches

Untitled (pink wheel)
       
     
Untitled (pink wheel)

ceramic, hand-woven fabric
12 x 9 x 8 inches

Untitled (eye hook) / Untitled (cement pedestal) / Untitled (pipe foot)
       
     
Untitled (eye hook) / Untitled (cement pedestal) / Untitled (pipe foot)

clay, ceramic, eye hook
7-1/2 x 6 x 5 inches

cement, ceramic
15 x 9-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

ceramic, wood, PVC pipe, hardware
12 x 7 x 5 inches