Los Angeles | October 21 - December 16 2017
Five Car Garage is delighted to present “Supermoon”, a solo exhibition by LA based artist Alison Blickle. Blickle, who has shown her work primarily in New York until now, has created a new body of work which includes oil paintings, ceramics, and drawings that reveal her visionary depictions of women engaged in mysterious and ritualistic ceremonies, regarding phases of the moon.
Presented as a site specific installation, objects, vessels and instruments, are stationed purposefully around the floor and on altar-like stands in front of opulent paintings. The works combine together to unlock a sequence of movements and events, immediately situating the viewer/participant into Blickle’s symbolic all female universe.
1. Stand with eyes closed, ground yourself. Clear space with smoke from sage or sacred resin. Cast circle.
2. Place tall altar in northwest corner of room. Set sealed white vessel in center of altar.
3. Large painting of Drawing Down the Moon hangs on westernmost wall. Arrange five large vessels in semicircle on floor in front of painting.
4. Kneel, place hand on top of center vessel. Call in water energies of west. Ask them to strengthen your intuition.
5. Tall painting of woman on pedestal hang on northernmost wall. Ceramic moon phase shapes placed on floor leading up to painting.
6. Stand in front of painting, raise arms up to sky, palms inward. Call in earth energies of north. Ask them to ground and hold the space.
7. In center of room, place nine small white vessels in a circle three foot diameter. Large vessel of dried blue lotus is set in middle of circle.
8. Stand, close eyes. Circle is ready for ritual to begin.
Alison Blickle has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, with recent solo exhibitions at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York and Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Nassau County Museum, New York, Deitch Projects, New York, New York University, New York, The Hole, New York, Beers Gallery, London, The Pool, Venice, Italy, and Zic Zerp Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Alison received an MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2009, and a BFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2006. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.