|This Fever I Can't Resist > Installation > Allison Uttley|
My recent body of work focuses on old photographic representations of a past that is equally tangible and fleeting. I attempt to recreate once-familiar scenes by obscuring or enhancing images within them. Though this process may seem contradictory, it is this dichotomy that calls to mind the processing of memories. As if hidden by a screen, the
memories are just out of reach, with only certain vignettes strong enough to feel complete.
Allison Eleanor Uttley was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island and spent the summers at the beach in Matunuck. She received her BA in Studio Art and Spanish in 2001 from Mount Holyoke College (cum laude). She is currently (2008) an MFA candidate at the University of Hawai‘i Manoa in Honolulu.Uttley is a recipient of the Skinner Fellowship Award from Mount Holyoke College in 2007 and 2008; and a Watumull Grant for Museum Studies in the Arts in 2008. Her work has been shown nationally in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Hawai'i; and internationally in Japan.