Aliene de Souza Howell

Aliene de Souza Howell has a large-scale print installation in Post Natural, the 2012 Fellows of the New York Academy of Art exhibition though October 24. The Tomorrow Forest is a 13-foot installation comprised mostly of linocuts with some monotypes and drawing/print hybrids. From Swoon to Kiki Smith, a myriad of influences seem reflected in the work which presents the natural world with a surreal twist. Howell’s anthropomorphic animals move through an ambiguous forest of bandaged trees. While any number of environmental issues creep into the peripheral, the work appears to function in the long tradition of animals as metaphor for human nature. Lots more pictures on the Academy’s webpage. Also in the show but not pictured here are works by Emily Davis Adams and Ian Healy.

 

We featured an image of this linocut by Aliene de Souza Howell on our tumblr earlier in the year. It was strong piece on its own but it works as part of a larger composition as well.

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3 Responses to “Aliene de Souza Howell”

  1. Laura says:

    Wow, this work is amazing. I wish I could see it in person!

  2. John Davies says:

    This is lovely work – magical stuff!

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