A solo show by a recent Goldsmiths graduate, who was awarded both the Jealous Prize 2014/2015 and HIX Award 2015.
Ally MacIntyre’s work rebels against the constraints which the art canon has imposed on painting. She reinvents her subjects through large dimensions, bright colours, unconventional pairing of mixed media and styles. Bold and assertive her work stands up to the prevalent association of large scale art with the male artist. Confident brush strokes envelop fragments of realism and dissolve faces in playful combinations of dream-like colour, line and glitter.
The subject and narrative of her new work often has to do with the structure of hierarchy in culture, art, human-animal relations, and somehow circumventing or looking at it in a new away, that can place importance on a subject that may otherwise not be considered honourable or iconic.