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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.
Stuart Allen, artist, photographer, sculptor, public art, kite, kite maker, art consultant, Jayjay, haw contemporary, pdnb gallery, science and art
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New Installation

This is a permanent installation in a hospital lobby, the Kaiser Permanente Women and Children’s Center in Roseville, California.

Each suspended piece is 6’7″ x 4’9″ x 2′ 2″. They are hanging from a single piece of 1/16″ stainless cable and a low-friction swivel, so they rotate with the interior air currents of the room. The lobby is approximately 25′ x 25′ x 25′.

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30 Minutes of Air

New Kite Installation for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

30 Minutes of Air:
30 box kites, each 398 cubic inches, the approximate volume of air I breath in one minute at rest
2008, sailcloth, fiberglass, string

Chalk it Up, San Antonio, Texas

This is a great event and its gets bigger and better every year. My contribution this time around was an arrangement of about 2000 sticks of white chalk, laid down on top of a field of blue contractors chalk. Special thanks to John Keedy for his assistance!

2332 – Huntington Beach Art Center, California

Huntington Beach Art Center – Huntington Beach, California
October 18 – December 21, 2008
Opening Reception and Performance: Friday, October 17, 5 – 7 pm

Curated by HBAC director Darlene DeAngelo, 2332 is a conceptual investigation of baseball. The title is a numerical reference to two strikes, three balls, three men on, two outs. 9 artists were “drafted” for the exhibition, artist trading cards have been printed, a whiffle ball game will be played at the opening. My contribution is a series of four works on paper made up of many layers of baseball statistics. The numbers are drawn from the 1970 Major League season, the colors are extracted from baseball photographs (grass, dirt, mustard, relish, beer, jerseys, etc…).

Playing with Time

Group show with a time theme, curated by the San Antonio Art Museum’s David Rubin.

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
June 26 – August 17, 2008

Lots of great work in this show including contributions from Joey Fauerso, John Keedy, Karen Mahaffy, Chris Sauter, Potter Belmar Labs and Aaron Forland.