Dorothy Alig

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Two Ghazals opens at Heartland Printworks

Posted on May 03, 2012

 

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1028 North Capitol Ave

 
   

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Indianapolis, IN 46202

 
   

317 822 1800

 
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First Friday, May 4th. 5 - 9 pm

 
 

Opening Reception for exhibition

 
 

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Dorothy Stites Alig: TWO GHAZALS

 
   
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Opening reception for the artist is on Friday, May 4th, 2012 from 5 - 9 pm, in conjunction with IDADA First Friday.

The show will be up through the month of May during regular business hours and by appointment.

   
   
 

For more information please contact Telene Edington

317 590 6513

   
   

FALL = EXHIBITS

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

 

Summer studio time leads to Fall exhibits!  This year I am fortunate to be included in several group shows.  My work will be shown at the following galleries:

 

  • The Space Gallery, Tayu Group show, Denver CO, September 25-mid October
  • wUg lAku Garage and Studio, IDADA Juried show, Indianapolis (through late September)
  • Edington Gallery,  Group Show,  Three Oaks, MI (through October)

 

In addition, The Indiana State Museum will be opening an exhibit of Recent Acquisitions in October, which will include my aquatint, Negotiating the Elements, acquired by the museum last year. 

chatter II

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

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Dorothy Stites Alig prints at Garvey Simon Art Access

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

 

I am honored to be included in this show curated by Melanie Warner at Garvey Simon Art Access.  

The other three printmakers are affiliated with Pace Editions in New York and their work is phenomenal. 

 

Here is a link for more info about this inspiring new gallery in Indianapolis. 

http://www.garvey-simon-art-access.com

Dorothy Stites Alig at Gallery 924

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

Gallery 924 show           

 

Nocturnal Noon, my first solo show at Gallery 924 at the Indianapolis Arts Council, closed on May 29, 2011. 

Nuvo published a very positive review on May 16th, giving the work 4.5 stars out of five.   Thanks to

everyone who came out to support me and my work.  I am looking forward to getting back to the studio! 

Digital Prints as Fine Art

Posted on May 12, 2011

 

I am conducting a workshop on May 14, 2011 with Robert Eagerton and Mary Shaw, Founder and Director, respectively, of Heartland Press (photo), an amazing facility at the Stutz Building, in downtown Indianapolis.   We have thirty participants and had to turn a few away, so it looks like digital printing has arrived as a new tool for artists!  We define a fine art digital print as one that only exists in a digital format until printed. In other words, it is not a scan or photo of an existing painting, etc but something created specifically for the pigment printer.  

 

 

 

 

 

Nocturnal Noon

Posted on May 01, 2011

 

I never imagined that I would develop a body of work based on Las Vegas but that is precisely what I have spent the last nine months doing.   Why Vegas?  When I visited there a few years ago I was most intrigued by the night landscape and I took a lot of photographs.  I was also thinking about the illusionary nature of the place. Not a reference to David Copperfield but to the fact that once you’ve been there you have this vague feeling (hopefully fleeting) that might have actually seen the Eiffel Tower or Venice.  Then there is also the fact that the casinos intentionally maintain daylight conditions inside 24/7 so you have no sense of time.  This last point is really the idea behind Nocturnal Noon in which I took nighttime images and converted them to daylight.

I the applied the same process to some of my other favorite cities—New Orleans, New York and Indianapolis to explore the specific night time character of each.

A new vocabulary of forms resulted when I took a bright neon light against a dark sky and inverted it (digitally) to become an inky spot against a brilliant pale background.  For me these forms are both vaguely familiar and somehow otherworldly.  In the end, all of the images in these painted prints are either reflected light or light at its source—nothing else!! That is a notion that really interests me. 

 

New Work

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

 

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I’m immersed in developing a new body of work that will be shown in May 2011 at Gallery 924, the gorgeous new space that is managed by the Indianapolis Arts Council and curated by Shannon Linker.   A few small studies from the new series are shown here.

 

This work explores the nocturnal energy of several exciting cities--Las Vegas, New York and New Orleans.   Using digital images I took on site and inverting the light and dark colors and adding subjective color to the modified images, I am interesting in seeing if the distinctive character of each city, famous for it’s night “life” will reveal itself.  

 

The process combines multiple layers of digital imagery on Japanese paper and acrylic paint.   The process is the result of my search for a method of making multilayered images that is more direct and energetic that the traditional chine colle  method I have used in the past, while still preserving the beautiful surface of the Japanese paper. 

Indiana State Museum acquires Alig print

Posted on Dec 25, 2010

Negotiating the Elements (7)

        The Indiana State Museum, recently acquired one of my prints 

        “Negotiating the Elements (7), 2007” from an private collector

         in Indianapolis.

         The aquatint on hand-toned paper, shown on the left, will

         become part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

Prints from the Jung series at the Wright Gallery

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

 

This winter has been very productive. I have been exploring Carl Jung’s The Red Book, the iconic psychologist’s amazing personal diary and dream sketchbook that was published for the first time this year.  I became especially interested in the fact that Jung was one of the first to outline a system of describing personality types—much of his work is now familiar to many because of the Myers-Briggs personality type analysis.   The series of 16 prints includes one print of each of the 16 possible personality profiles.  It has been a rewarding project both because it was a  challenge to represent Jung’s ideas visually and because it has generated a lot of interesting conversation amongst family and friends about which personality profile we respond to or see in ourselves.

Three prints from the 2010Jung series will be featured at the Wright Gallery in Northport Michigan throughout the summer.  

 

Edington Gallery Show

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

Telene Edington, formerly with Ruschman Gallery, announced a group show of the work of local and regional artists at a temporary gallery site—Midland Art and Antique Market in Downtown Indianapolis. The show will open on December 4th, 2009 and remain up for the month of December. Dorothy Stites Alig is a featured artist.

So Long Ruschman Gallery

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

Sadly, Mark Ruschman closed his gallery in Indianapolis in August 2009, just shy of his 25th anniversary in the business.  This is a huge loss for the community, and especially for artists and collectors.
I already miss the satisfying professional relationship that I enjoyed for a few years with Mark and Telene Edington (assistant gallery director) and I look forward to seeing how they will choose to use their very positive and nurturing qualities—hopefully to continue to enrich the cultural life of Central Indiana. 
For the time being please use the contact link on my home page to e-mail me for more information about my work. 
Dorothy
September 2009

Ruschman “Portfolio 1”

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

Winter 2009
 
Ruschman “Portfolio 1” on view at Ruschman Gallery, 948 N. Alabama St. Indianapolis

Artists: DOROTHY STITES ALIG
        ROBERT EAGERTON
        PEG FIERKE
        TOM KEESEE
        TAMAR KANDER
        BARRY GEALT/ARTHUR LIOU

This is a portfolio of digital prints by these six artists. 
What is a digital print? In this case it is a work of art that doesn’t exist except in a digital file on a computer—until it is printed on a pigment printer. It is not a reproduction of an existing art work but an entirely new printmaking process. The edition of 35 prints was printed at Virtu Fine Arts in Indianapolis.