Alma Allen ONYX TABLE, 2019
The self-taught artist Alma Allen’s sculptures offer unguarded, sincere expressions of longing, violence and wonder. His bronze, stone and wood pieces were selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and the exhibition “In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk” opens February 23, 2019, at the Nevada Museum of Art. Writing for The New York Times, the director Matt Tyrnauer described the “sensuous biomorphic forms” of Alma’s sculpture, while the art critic Andrew Bernardini wrote in Artforum of “how his gentle and enduring will shaped these works with their sensual skins and gravitational force.” Alma currently works in Tepoztlán, Mexico.