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Fanny ALLIE
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg



ARTIST STATEMENT: My work explores the questions of home, the sense of belonging and exclusion, passage and ephemeral and the disappearance of the body. My textile-centered practice is based on the relationship between my characters and the space they inhabit – the space around them – how they occupy and modify it by using the presence of their body, their trace, shadow and body positions: bending, crouching, kneeling, lying down, falling, through their gestures and the weight they carry. Using found materials (fabric, fragments, small objects found on the street), I create unstable, fragile and obscure structures and architectures for my characters to occupy and to be contained. A choreography between bodies, gestures, structure elements, unidentified objects and hanging threads appear within these places of passage. These emotional landscapes are born from personal and collective experiences creating a shared mythology of the spaces we inhabit daily; they blend and reveal the negative version of the world we are familiar with. The dematerialization of the body is suggested through my representation of fragmented body parts and through the integration of small found items and pieces of clothing that allude to the presence/absence of the bodies these items used to live on. The figures blend with their environment and become the substance or the matter of the city itself that relate to the nature of the found materials, refuse and lost elements of daily existence that I collect. In conversation with my solitary studio practice, which is driven by the handmade process, I develop site-specific and community-based public art projects. The public sculpture and its surrounding become a place of social hangout where participants and the audience may get to meet and interact with each other. The human figure, with a particular interest in its outline or trace, is at the core of my public work and play with ideas of memory and the mark we leave on places and others.
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  • Partition #2
    2019
    Mixed media on fabric
    L 108in x H 60in

  • The Yard #1
    2019
    mixed media on blanket
    63" x 96"

  • Hanging Net
    2018
    collages and mixed-media on fabric
    30.25in x 33in

  • The Kite | Streched
    2018
    collages and mixed-media on fabric
    27" X 57"

  • Behind a Rock
    2019
    collages and mixed-media on fabric
    29" x 30"

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  • A bench for the night
    2015
    wood and metal
    L 90in x W 14in x H35in
    A Bench for the Night is located at the NYC Parks Greenstreet on Jackson Avenue and 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. This second artwork with NYC Parks, is both a sculpture and functional benc

  • Street Characters
    2014
    fabric and mixed media
    variable
    During winter 2014, I collected single gloves found on the streets of New York City. Each glove was then manipulated, sewn and stuffed, to create a singular character, taking on a life on its own. 70

  • The Glowing Homeless
    2011
    neon light
    72in x 22in x 7in

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  • Silhouettes
    2012
    neon light
    from 5.4ft to 6ft
 








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