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Stuart Allen is an artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. He has shown photographs, kites and sculpture in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. His work is found in many private and public collections including the Tokyo Kite Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the DiRosa Art Preserve, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and U.S. Embassy collections in Canada, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Georgia. Allen has completed permanent public art commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and the Police Headquarters building in Davis, CA. His work has been published in a variety of books and journals including: Picturing California’s Other Landscape: the Great Central Valley, Terra Nova: Nature and Culture, You Are Here: the Journal of Creative Geography, Zyzzyva and Artweek. Allen has lectured or served as a visiting artist at many fine institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Weisman Art Museum, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a number of university art departments nationwide. Allen studied architecture at Kansas University and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Kelly Lyons, their daughter Aidan and son Vincent. Allen is represented by the following galleries: PDNB, Dallas, TX; JayJay, Sacramento, CA; Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Australia; Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO.
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Kite Travels: Guatemala

The second of two trips funded by a travel grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York, Allen traveled to Sumpango, Guatemala in the fall of 2013 to witness and photograph the remarkable Barriletes Gigantes. These enormous kites, flown on the Day of the Dead, are perceived as direct links to ancestors’ spirits.

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Kite Travels: Italy

Funded by a travel grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation in New York, Allen traveled to Cervia, Italy in 2013 to photograph and participate in the 33rd Annual Cervia International Kite Festival.

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Exhibition: Nevada Museum of Art

The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
September 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nevada Museum of Art, The Altered Landscape exhibition celebrates the institution’s signature photography collection that examines human interaction and intervention with the environment.

 

New Book: The Altered Lanscape

The Nevada Art Museum exhibition The Altered Landscape is accompanied by a comprehensive, 288-page publication published by Skira Rizzoli that examines the collection’s roots in the 1970s New Topographics movement and highlights recent photographic acquisitions in this rapidly changing field. Edited by Ann M. Wolfe with writings by Lucy Lippard, Geoff Manaugh and W. J. T. Mitchell. Work from the Night Lines series is included in the publication.

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more time on lifts

As a result of many overhead installations, I’ve become a connoisseur of scissor and mast lifts. Genie and SkyJack seem to be the dominant manufacturers – I give the slight edge to Genie. The scissor-style lift generally offers a larger platform which means someone else can drive while I tie knots or crimp cables.

New Installation

37° 48′ 29″ N ~ 96° 52′ 52″ W, 2010
pvc coated polyester, stainless steel, laminated ash and cherry
each piece: 14′ 3″ x 6′ 1″ x 5′ 4″, overall: approx. 24′ x 24′ x 10′
permanent installation: Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas

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