New work by Alison on display in show in Philadelphia

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miro miro, Center for Art in Wood, Personal Hangups, ajm, alison mclennan, gail brown, philadelphia, turning center

'Your Personal Hang-ups'
November 2, 2012- February 16, 2013
Opening Reception:  Friday, November 2nd, 5:30-8 pm
An exhibition at The Center For Art in Wood curated by Gail M. Brown.  
Gail M. Brown asked artists to explore inventive forms inspired by their individual interpretation of “personal hang ups”- both as functional and conceptual ideas. Not to be confused simply with lifelong neuroses, but suggested by practical considerations which serve functions in our daily lives, each maker responded with thoughtful, witty and unexpected alternatives for the containment of our material possessions.
“We all need visual and organizational ‘cues’ in our domestic environment to enhance and support our personal material culture. What would be more enticing to attract those cues than a unique clothes tree/hanger/pole or other functional object…a linear form of unique grace and personality in the recognizable visual vocabulary and particular palette of a singular maker- a master, mid-career or emerging artist- to lure our attention and seduce a hands-on, interactive connection, to non-verbally remind us of our inherently personal relationship with unique, handmade, functional objects.” – Gail M. Brown, Curator
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm 
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106