MARLA ALLISON, 6 July – 12 August 2023

"Clouds in the Window" by Marla Allison

We are delighted to welcome artist Marla Allison back to Bristol with an exhibition of works on canvas. A celebrated painter from the Laguna Pueblo tribe, Marla was the artist in residence at Rainmaker Gallery for a month in the summer of 2018 when we presented her superb solo exhibition “Painter From The Desert‘. Five years on, the world is a very different place and we look forward to hearing how things have changed for Marla.

“I am creating a unique style of painting which I am calling Pueblo Futurism. I draw on several different abstract styles found in art history. The work is based on my own culture’s traditional Pueblo pottery designs as well as cubism and futurism.” Marla Allison

Artist Talk & Reception

Thursday, 6th July, 4pm – 7pm.

Book now to hear marvellous Marla Allison in conversation with resident gallery curator Jo Prince. Learn about Marla’s global experiences and the inspirations behind her distinctive paintings. Find out about her trailblazing maternal aunt, the United States Cabinet Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland the first Indigenous Cabinet Secretary in the history of the USA.

This event will take place in the gallery, followed by a Q&A and a celebration with the artist.

Talk with Q&A 4pm – 5pm (£10)
Exhibition opening 5pm – 7pm (free)