Big fan of folks who take a mix of items, do a little something to them, and combine them to create engaging, interesting compositions that then become our favorite kind of art. Loving Sterling Allen’s pieces, which are part sculptural, part “whoa what is that?” and more. Love the hip colors, the smooth and rough textures and how everything seems, in a small way, to be somewhat architectural.
Bio: “Sterling Allen received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. He was a co-director of Camp Fig gallery from 2004 until the gallery closed its doors in 2006. Together with 8 other Austin artists he founded and currently co-directs Okay Mountain gallery. He has shown at the Austin Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston and various galleries across Texas including Art Palace in Austin and Road Agent in Dallas, and received residencies in Nebraska, New York, and Vermont. Allen recently completed residencies at the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a solo project at VOLTA NY during the Armory Show.” More here.