Allyson Clay works

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Digitized works of SFU Contemporary Arts professor Allyson Clay. The works include artworks on paper, paintings, mock-ups and sketches for projects, chapbooks, special projects for journals, catalogues, essays in books, sketchbook pages and journal excerpts, and objects that resulted from the process of making art. The works are in this collection and in the following sub-collections.

A Small Jar of Bee Pollen.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

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Image

He Never Listened.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

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Image
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I Turned to the Man to Ask Him.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image

The Grey Is Composed of Raw Umber.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image

A Fleeting Realization.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image

He Would Convince Her.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image

Installation View: He Was Conscious.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image

He Was Conscious of the Rhythmical.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image

Those Cold Arms.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image
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He Used to Go Out.

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1989
Abstract: 

Clay produced ten labyrinths as oil paintings on canvas and these correspond to the narratives in her artist's book "Stories".  Unlike the black and white labyrinths in the book, the oil paintings are luscious and colorful.  The structures of Clay’s stories are commensurate with the structures of the labyrinths. More specifically, the content of the stories has the same feeling as looking at the labyrinths; both the stories and the labyrinths are open-ended, elusive, uneasy, disorienting, anxious and also exciting.  Above all there is an analogy between making art, whether it is visual art or writing, and navigating a labyrinth: both are process-based and, as a result, circumvent the master narrative of achieving a goal.

Document type: 
Image
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