Pilgrimage: Alison Hall

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013

For her first museum show, Roanoke-based artist and Hollins University professor Alison Hall creates an intimate room installation inspired by the early Italian Renaissance artist Giotto (1266 - 1377), specifically the architectural forms, frescos, and mosaic floor patterns found in two churches she has visited annually for the last 12 years. Her works are elegant devotionals that celebrate the light, beauty, and history of a country that she connects with on a personal and aesthetic level.

Image: Alison Hall, La Passeggiata Parallelo (The Parallel Walk), in process in the artist's studio, 2012, graphite, oil, and Venetian plaster on panel, 96 x 77 inches, courtesy the artist.