• $925
  • size 12" × 12" × 1.25"
  • year 2020
  • materials Letterpress and eraser on awagami silk paper
  • framed In white
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“As I erased each iteration of this phrase it was a reflection on the simultaneous presence and absence contained within each missed event of this year.” — Alyson Provax
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About the Artist

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Taking a painterly and experimental approach to printmaking, Alyson Provax (b. 1984) is a Portland, OR based artist whose work explores subjectivity, loneliness, uncertainty, memory and record. Utilizing various processes such as monotype, silkscreen and collage, Alyson defies the standardized process of printmaking by manipulating every step of her process, from the way she applies her ink to the handling of her surface. Imbued with tactility and abstract narrative, Alyson’s work speaks to the contemporary complexities of modern life. 

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Alyson Provax
  • Alyson Provax takes the time to tell us about wasting time and how she got her printmaking chops.
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  • At Home
  • Annie & Jack in Prospect Heights
  • When Annie and Jack moved from Chinatown to Prospect Heights, they called upon Refinery29's Sean Santiago to mediate their styles.
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  • At Home
  • Penthouse views in SoHo
  • From pink velvet Knoll chairs to marbled side tables, our friends at Studio DB turn a multi-story penthouse in SoHo into a comfortable, contemporary home.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Inside
  • Lush interiors abound at The Inside's newly renovated Tribeca loft, the Creative Compound.
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  • In Good Company
  • Octave
  • A safe space emerges at Octave's meditative, welcoming Midtown studio.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tricks of the trade with Chango & Co.
  • We chatted with Susana Simonpietri, the creative director behind Chango & Co., about her tips on collecting art, design advice, and guidance on how to “make beauty happen”.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Alyson Provax
  • During a year of collective isolation, Alyson Provax ruminates on the tension between absence and presence.

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