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Known for her expansive abstract landscapes, imbued with quilt-like textural lushness, Allison Collins' paintings are untethered to any exact places. Imparting the emotion of encountering or traveling through open spaces, fields, sky, and vast expanses, the paintings are woven with deeply saturated hues of red, gold, and deep greens and blues. Collins vacillates between causing us to look towards a far-off horizon, and shortening the depth of field. At times, she flattens her geometric forms and planes of color – but we are still given a horizon to look towards.
Among the largest of the new 'Dreamscape' series, "Destination Dreamland" encapsulates much of the artist's latest aesthetic explorations, alternating between dense areas of bright patchwork and vivid yellow landlines. Abstractions of features like crop fields and structures tend to cluster around the edges, drawing the eye from side to side with red patches on the left and yellow-blue on the right. The title hints that in travel, the true destination may not be an actual place but a state of mind akin to dreaming.