In the Neighborhood
Exhibition Opening Date: May 2020
Alison Wells – New Bedford has been Alison’s home away from home for the past 15 years. This area has and continues to serve as a major source of inspiration throughout her career in the United States, both consciously and subconsciously. She is influenced greatly by its rich architecture; its prolific fishing harbor; its fascinating histories of Whaling; the Underground Railroad & Textiles; its multicultural backbone and the artistic veins that pump the city with life and vitality. She fuses these significant influences along with her Caribbean culture and sensibilities to create unique and vibrant mixed media, large scale paintings in this series titled In the Neighborhood.
Caption: Alison Wells, Basked, acrylic on paper.