Alice Attie

Iceland, 2009

Alice Attie (b.1950), an artist and published poet, lives and works in New York City. Intimate views of meadows form the basis of Attie’s series of photographs started four years ago in Iceland. Using a 1937 Rolleiflex camera that belonged to her father, Attie has also traversed fields in New Hampshire, upstate New York, and Central Park to ponder nature as visual poetry. Weeds, wildflowers, trees, grass and leaves, fill her lens and immerse the viewer.

 

Attie’s ink drawings involve the miniscule, and explore the territory between writing and drawing and where the two overlap. Engaging repetition, rhythm and gradual change, she allows tiny words, figures, numbers and images to accrue and grow on the paper. Whether presenting a landscape of numbers or a language that is not real, she is inspired to trespass over a threshold where language becomes something visual.

 

Her photographs and works on paper are in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, among others.

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Alice Attie - On and On and On, 2012  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

On and On and On, 2012
Ink and collaged images on unused notebook paper
6 3/4 X 3 3/4 inches

Alice Attie - On and On and On, 2012  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

On and On and On, 2012 
​Ink and collaged images on unused notebook paper
6 3/4 X 3 3/4 inches 

Alice Attie - On and On and On, 2012  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

On and On and On, 2012 
​Ink and collaged images on unused notebook paper
6 3/4 X 3 3/4 inches

Alice Attie - Sphere Numbers All Tumble, 2014  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Sphere Numbers All Tumble, 2014
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30 X 22 1/2 inches

Alice Attie - Field of Numbers, 2013  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Field of Numbers, 2013
Ink on paper
30 X 22 1/2 inches

Alice Attie - Pictograph in Red, 2014  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pictograph in Red, 2014
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30 X 22 1/2 inches

Alice Attie - From the War Series #2, 2014  - Howard Greenberg Gallery

From the War Series #2, 2014
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30 X 22 1/2 inches

Alice Attie - The Letter, 2009 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

The Letter, 2009
Ink on paper
30 X 22 1/2 inches