Los Angeles Review of Books: Alma Allen

February 7, 2023

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Alma Allen’s fourth solo exhibition with Blum & Poe is currently showing in Los Angeles. This show coincides with Allen’s solo museum presentation at Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City. Alma Allen is an American-born sculptor known for his orchestration of arresting gestural immediacy and distinctive material engagement, meticulously carved and cast to draw attention back to the work itself. 

Alma Allen (b. 1970, Heber City, UT) currently lives and works in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Recent group exhibitions include Intervención/Intersección, curated by Su Wu, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY (2022); At The Luss House, The Gerald Luss House, Ossining, NY (2021); At The Noyes House, The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan, CT (2020); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2018); deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA (2016); and 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2014). In Conversation: Alma Allen & JB Blunk, a two-person exhibition that began at the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA in February 2018, traveled to the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno in Spring 2019. A comprehensive monograph on the artist’s work was released by Rizzoli Electa in 2020. 

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