ON BEING ALIVE!
September 24 - December 6, 2021
Curated by Karen Woldtvedt & Peter Lane
Allen sculpts wire figures in dynamic movement and use dancers, acrobats, musicians, magicians and lovers as her subject matter – expressing the joy of being embodied, of being alive in a human form.
“Space is a critical element in my work, since at the atomic level most of the human body is composed of space. We are porous like my sculptures: space and air move in us and through us.”
Fluid transparent bodies – visceral and sculptural – cast their shifting shadows in her invented public spaces. Francie’s undulating figures are fashioned of wire netting and other lacey materials, a perfect foil for special lighting effects to create environments of shadows.
The Honeywell Charitable Trust, Town of Friday Harbor, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, San Juan Island Community Foundation, Orcas Island Community Foundation, Printonyx, Harbor Rentals and Browne’s Home Center.