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Julie Allen
November 13 - December 20, 2003



In this exhibition, sculptures of wedding and birthday cakes reflect Allenís long-standing interest in the use of commonplace materials in her exploration of the realm of domestic desire. Her cakes are hand-sewn from latex balloons with great attention given to the floral clusters, elaborate ornamentation and surface embellishments on her pseudo-desserts. Allenís skill as a seamstress is evident in these works, which are remarkable for both their meticulous craftsmanship and for the playfulness with which they comment on desire and consumption. Also in the exhibition are a group of drawings in colored pencil of Japanese food, a favorite cuisine of the artist, not only for its flavors but for the exquisite care given to its presentation.
 
  Julie Allen, Cake No. 1
Cake No. 1, 2002
Balloons and thread
9 X 9 X 4 inches
Julie Allen, Cake No. 2
Cake No. 2, 2002
Balloons and thread
7 X 6 X 5 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Cake No. 3
Cake No. 3, 2002
Balloons and thread
9 X 9 X 4 inches
  Julie Allen, The Wedding Cake
The Wedding Cake, 2002
Balloons and thread
10 X 13 X 10 inches
Julie Allen, Cake No. 4
Cake No. 4, 2003
Balloons and thread
6 1/2 X 5 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Trio
Trio, 2003
Balloons and thread
10 X 7 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches
  Julie Allen, Quilter
Quilter, 2003
Balloons and thread
7 X 5 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Raspberry Cake
Raspberry Cake, 2003
Balloons and thread
9 1/2 X 5 X 9 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Suture
Suture, 2003
Balloons and thread
6 X 4 X 8 inches
  Julie Allen, Cake No. 5
Cake No. 5, 2003
Balloons and thread
5 X 6 X 6 inches
Julie Allen, Cake No. 6
Cake No. 6, 2003
Balloons and thread
7 1/2 X 4 X 7 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Departure
Departure, 2003
Balloons and thread
9 X 3 X 6 1/2inches
  Julie Allen, NASA
NASA, 2003
Balloons and thread
7 1/2 X 4 X 7 inches
Julie Allen, Cake No. 7
Cake No. 7, 2003
Balloons and thread
7 X 5 X 6 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Cake No. 8
Cake No. 8, 2003
Balloons and thread
5 X 5 X 6 inches
  Julie Allen, Cake No. 9
Cake No. 9, 2003
Balloons and thread
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 inches
Julie Allen, Sea Cake No.1
Sea Cake No.1, 2003
Balloons and thread
7 x 5 x 7 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Sea Cake No. 2
Sea Cake No. 2, 2003
Balloons and thread
7 x 6 x 7 inches
  Julie Allen, Sea Cake No. 3
Sea Cake No. 3, 2003
Balloons and thread
8 x 5 x 7 1/2 inches
Julie Allen, Sea Cake No. 4
Sea Cake No. 4, 2003
Balloons and thread
10 x 5 x 7 inches
Julie Allen, Sushi Salad
Sushi Salad, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite on paper
14 x 11 inches
  Julie Allen, Assorted Sashimi
Assorted Sashimi, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite
on paper
14 x 11 inches
Julie Allen, Fresh Shrimp Appetizer
Fresh Shrimp Appetizer, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite
on paper
14 x 11 inches
Julie Allen, Cold Noodles
Cold Noodles, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite
on paper
14 x 11 inches
  Julie Allen, Ham, Vegetable and Egg Rolls
Ham, Vegetable and Egg Rolls, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite
on paper
14 x 11 inches
Julie Allen, Soy-Simmered Golden Thread
Soy-Simmered Golden Thread, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite
on paper
14 x 11 inches
Julie Allen, Example of a Complete Japanese Meal
Example of a Complete Japanese Meal, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite
on paper
14 x 11 inches
  Julie Allen, Teppanyaki
Teppanyaki, 2000
Colored pencil and graphite on paper
Diptych, each 14 x 11 inches
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