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    Mixing It Up: Allison Katz

    Born in Canada and now living in London, Allison Katz is a painter who pushes the conventions and history of Western painting, to explore its relationship to questions of identity and expression.

    The artist has four works in the current Hayward Gallery exhibition Mixing It Up: Painting Today; Slippy (2017), Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So Cock (2019), Adult Services (2019), and Interior View I, “William N. Copley“, Milan, 2016–17 (2021). 

    In this video interview Katz explains how, within these pieces, she has 'disrupted' her use of oil paint to bring an 'indivisible realism' to the works.

    Allison Katz stands in front of three of her works on display at Mixing It Up: Painting Today at Hayward Gallery
    Screengrab from video - blog use only

    ‘I want to continually remind the viewer that there is a consciousness to the surface; the surface itself contributes to how you perceive, receive and digest an image’ 

    Allison Katz
    Installation view of Mixing It Up: Painting Today at Hayward Gallery, 2021
    Installation view of Mixing It Up: Painting Today at Hayward Gallery, 2021 Photo Rob Harris
    Mixing It Up: Painting Today

    This exhibition of 31 artists whose works entrance, transfix and challenge us, is at Hayward Gallery until 12 December.