assemblage on board - wall based
Provenance: Directly from the artist's studio, owned by the gallery.
Alison Smith-Welsh is an Ottawa artist who fabricates her fabulous metal assemblages by reusing and reinventing uses for discarded materials which she obsessively collects. Alison Smith-Welsh will first draw you in with whimsy, then impress and entertain you with her astonishing mechanical skill, her gimlet eye and a sense of humour that is at once full of irony, wit and intelligence. Smith-Welsh creates modern, even futuristic sculptures out of materials and items that the viewer will find familiar and nostalgic, then torques them with a twist that is appealing, amusing and thought-provoking.