"The Monkey Head"
Allison Schulnik’s paintings are thick oils where the medium is definitely a major part of the message. The layers of paint in the Monkey Head are like matted fur, bright eyes shining from within. Two creatures roll and scream in Wrestling and it is difficult to tell what is body and what is paint. The short strokes of colour in Bat define the subject and our feelings towards it. The paint and its application are less dramatic in Schulnik’s scenes, such as Cottage, but certainly create texture and atmosphere all the same.
Artist: Allison Schulnik