Green is a master of capturing the botanical. She constructs lush and mystical universes in her canvases, which range from monumental multi-panel pieces to intimately scaled studies. Relying on both horticultural research and personal observations, Green renders flora and fauna with precision and care. Yet, her works are not mere imitations of scientific diagrams of plant life, nor do they fall prey to the tropes and nostalgia of traditional landscape painting. Instead, they are portraits—Poppies, Stargazer Lilies, Orchids, Adam’s Needle Yucca. Each depiction of an individual plant or an interconnected ecosystem contains a language, a narrative. Green’s vibrant, atmospheric environments are deeply influenced by events in the artist’s own life. This enables her compositions to manifest broader truths about nature and humanity: qualities of interdependence and healing, cycles of regeneration and rebirth. Anchored by the epic painting Malia’s Garden, the exhibition at SEFA Hudson conjures a veritable garden for viewers. Shown together, Green’s new works highlight the aesthetic wonders of her subjects while simultaneously transcending their earthly roots to elicit potent internal experiences.
The exhibition runs through June 19, 2022.
For more information on the gallery please visit www.susaneleyfineart.com.
ALLISON GREEN, MALIA’S GARDEN (2021),
OIL ON CANVAS, 72 X 132 INCHES