Using contemporary building materials, standards, and tools, Vieira’s work interrogates the relationship between form and material across eras. As history itself is recycled, relocated, and rebuilt through the succession of societies and the passage of time, forms and motifs are repurposed, creating new pedigrees and lineages that reverberate the signs of the past. At the same time, the structures we inhabit, quotidian trash, and raw materials comingle and compress into the literal bedrock of successive generations.
Allyson Vieira (b. 1979, American) lives and works in New York. She is a graduate of Bard College in New York. Selected solo exhibition include: The Breeder in Athens (2014), “The Plural Present” at Swiss Institute in NY curated by Simon Castets (2013), “The Plural Present” at Kunsthalle Basel curated by Adam Szymczyk (2013), “Build On, Build Against”, with Stephen Ellis at Non Objectif Sud, Tulette, (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: “Remainder” Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa (2013), “Configuration”, MetroTech Center Commons, Mew York (2012), “Lilliput” at the Highline, curated by Cecilia Alemani in New York (2012), “Knight’s Move”, at Sculpture Center in New York (2010).