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Art Preview: 'Moon Dazed' by Ally McIntyre at Jealous Gallery

Edmonton born artist, Ally McIntyre has been busy making a name for herself across the pond in London, UK. The University of Alberta, BFA graduate, was involved in a few select shows in her home town before deciding to pursue her passion at Goldsmiths in residency at the University of London. McIntyre's work has stood out due to her rebellion against the limitations typically imposed or expected of  a painting. Not only has her work stood out, she was personally awarded the Jealous Prize in 2014/2105 as well as the HIX Award in 2015. Both considered top honours for any recent graduate.

McIntyre's unconventional use of bold colour, large scale and mixed media styles gives her work an assertiveness not often found in female artists. Her show listing describes her technique as using "confident brush strokes enveloping fragments of realism, and dissolving faces in playful combinations of dream-like colour, line and glitter". An apt description, and one that captures part of the charm and magic of McIntyre's works. 

Having now graduated from Goldsmiths McIntyre's work is in high demand. Numerous galleries have expressed interest in representing her work and her selection of the Jealous Gallery speaks to that inner rebellion and looking for something a little more unorthodox. Undoubtedly, McIntyre will continue on her trajectory, and we look forward to seeing her grow and develop as an artist.

'Moon Dazed' opens with a private preview on Thursday November 12th, 2015 and closes on Wednesday November 25th, 2015. For more information on the Jealous Gallery please visit