42 Monument Street
Oil paintings on wood panel
Allison Nutting is currently studying Art Education at Massachusetts
College of Art in Boston. Allison has recently begun a series of
mini gouache cityscape paintings.
I am interested in figuring out fresh ways to make a visual record
of what I see by translating it through my own lens onto a 2D surface.
Part of this translation incorporates intense looking and scrutinizing
my visual field. This translation is forced to be done while "in
the moment" that prompts a constant sense of urgency due to the subject
matter's time constraints.
This work becomes symbolic of disconnection and the
incomplete. To capture a landscape that is in constant flux exposes
us to our relationship with permanence and impermanence. Being in
the open air surrounded by the spaces own elements and then paired with
the physicality of the paint becomes a sensuous encounter within
a visual laboratory of resonating colors, lines, and shapes.