May 17 - June 17, 2017
Pg Art Gallery is proud to present ‘Polaris’, an exhibition by Ayşe Wilson, between May 17th and June 17th, 2017.
In her latest show, Ayse Wilson continues to explore themes of memory, youth and identity, seeking a narrative, which blends them playfully together. Through a monochromatic lens she attempts to simultaneously reach into the past as well as capture present moments and connect the viewer with common emotions and desires. Images illustrate universal themes as well as personal moments, seeking the overlap between the commonplace and fantasy. Whether her figures are eating strawberries or chasing UFOs, Wilson searches for the sensitive moments which bond us together and define us as everyday people leading both ordinary and extraordinary lives.
Ayse Wilson (b. 1971) is a Turkish-American artist who lives and works in New York City. She is represented by Pg Art Gallery in İstanbul and Geary Contemporary in New York. Wilson's work draws from memory and emotion to remind viewers of youth, innocence and the timeless space we occupy when we are young. She creates lively and childlike characters, finding inspiration in the works of early Italian Renaissance masters such as Fra Angelico, describing that, “strong, simple forms told great stories.” Ayse Wilson graduated from Wellesley College in 1991, with further academic training in Florence, Italy, received her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2003. Then she worked for several years as an assistant to Jeff Koons, assisting with large-scale, photorealistic paintings. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally.