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  Julie Allen
April 27 - May 27, 2006
 

In this new body of work, Julie Allen has created sweets and savories sewn by hand in silk organza, vinyl and plastic. The sculptures are of desserts and first courses, ranging from banana splits and chocolate sundaes to salads, with their multitudinous ingredients, and even a hamburger. They are extraordinary in their details, with great attention given to the ornamentation: embroidered and knotted seeds in kiwis and strawberries; minute stitches used to create a pert banana; and a three-dimensional ring of onion nestled in an embroidered sesame-encrusted bun, all sewn from lightweight fabrics and thread. While commenting on desire and consumption, the works also possess a great sense of humor and playfulness, and hark back to childhood experiences of family and ritual. Also in the exhibition are embroidered drawings on mylar, which again deal with childhood memories and desire: the things you need and crave to soothe you when you are sick, among them Campbell's soup, 7-Up, cold medicine, and an orange.
 
 
Hamburger, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, liquid vinyl
1 1/2 X 5 X 4 1/2 inches

Fruit Salad, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 11 inches

Ice Cream Sundae, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
2 X 7 X 7 inches
 
Ice Cream Cone, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
2 X 7 X 7 inches

Banana Split, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
6 x 10 x 7 inches

Fruit Tart, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 7 1/2 x 7 inches
 
Black Forest Cake, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
2 1/2 X 10 X 10 inches

Pineapple Parfait, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
4 X 10 X 10 inches

Untitled, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
2 x 7 x 6 inches
 
Tartlet, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 3 x 3 1/2 inches

Neopolitan Sundae, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
2 1/2 X 10 X 10 inches

Shrimp Louis Salad, 2006
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 14 x 28 inches
 
BLT, 2006
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 12 x 24 inches

Antipasta, 2006
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 12 x 24 inches

Taco Salad, 2005
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 14 x 28 inches
 
Spinach Salad, 2006
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 12 x 24 inches

Insalata, 2006
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 12 x 20 inches

Salmon on Mixed Greens, 2006
Silk, thread, vinyl, marbles, liquid vinyl
1 x 14 x 28 inches
 
Orange, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed

Campbell's, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed

Ice Cream Cone, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed
 
Advil, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed

Vicks, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed

Grilled Cheese, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed
 
7up, 2004
Embroidery thread on vellum
9 x 7 inches framed
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