Catchup and Mustard with Allyson Mellberg

October 24, 2011

Allyson is one of the first artists we showed at Cinders back in 2004 and has stayed a constant contributor and large staple of the cinders crew. She makes grotesque yet incredibly beautiful drawings of deformed ladies. Its always an inspiration to see what she is working on for us. We are currently trying to eat the largest yam ever that she recently gave to us from her garden in Virginia.

CINDERS: What are you currently working on?
ALLYSON: Currently I am working on a body of drawings/paintings for my show at Galerie LJ next fall, a show with Jeremy this spring of collaborative sewn drawings made with dyes from our garden, and a collaborative zine for Pictoplasma this November.

CINDERS: Winter plans?
ALLYSON: Continuing to work on both shows and our other book project. Spending time with family at the beach.

C: What are you worried about?
A: The preservation of nature and education and our fucked up political situation.

C: What are you happy about?
A: Growing things and the people I love.

C: What are you reading?
A: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke & The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke (weird just noticed the Clarke’s – not intentional!) Eagerly awaiting my pre-ordered 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, which should arrive in a couple of weeks.