John McAllister

riot rose summery


Brussels

  • , celestial shanty sung, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    104,1 x 78,7 cm
    41 x 31 inches
  • , powdery galactic wandering stars, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    241,3 x 180,3 cm
    95 x 71 inches
  • , susurrus surrounds us, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    154,9 x 119,4 cm
    61 x 47 inches
  • , hued dreamy beaming, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    83,8 x 61 cm
    33 x 24 inches
  • , some rhapsodies radiant, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    182,9 x 426,7 cm
    72 x 168 inches
  • , dreamy gleaming, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    154,9 x 119,4 cm
    61 x 47 inches
  • , spiry splendent, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    241,3 x 180,3 cm
    95 x 71 inches
  • , dawn deserted dazing, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    180,3 x 149,9 cm
    71 x 59 inches
  • , dusk deserted walking wilds, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    83,8 x 61 cm
    33 x 24 inches
  • , sea songs glittering, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    83,8 x 61 cm
    33 x 24 inches
  • , cinder bright beckoning, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    180,3 x 149,9 cm
    71 x 59 inches
  • , night bright flashing, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    142,2 x 88,9 cm
    56 x 35 inches
  • , serenest clamor sultry, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    182,9 x 426,7 cm
    72 x 168 inches
  • , tread soft summery, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    104,1 x 78,7 cm
    41 x 31 inches
  • , seemed serene blazing, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    104,1 x 78,7 cm
    41 x 31 inches
  • , murmur rustling melody, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    142,2 x 142,2 cm
    56 x 56 inches
  • , crackle roselike sleepy, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    154,9 x 119,4 cm
    61 x 47 inches

Press release

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present riot rose summery, an exhibition of new paintings by John McAllister. Drawing from the artist’s ability to forge new connections between past and present, pattern and depth, the large rectangular works crop views from irradiated, frosted interiors. As the title of the show suggests, superheightened images give rise to bold experiments. The palette — restricted to a few vibrant colors of pink, lavender, and periwinkle blue — evoke suspension, reverie, and a kind of night vision. With this series, McAllister continues to build on previous works, sights set on landscapes and interiors, and the interplay therein.

McAllister is known for his large-scale paintings and panoramas that touch on the histories of modernism, fauvism, and postmodernism. The optical intensity of the arrangement of surface, pattern, decoration and…