Ilona Anderson: The Awake Fluid of Inside Dreams

May 30-July 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm

  • Ilona Anderson

    Japanese Screen: An Awake Dream, animation cell, sizes variable, 2018.

    Japanese Screen: An Awake Dream
  • Ilona Anderson

    Japanese Screen: An Awake Dream, animation cell, sizes variable, 2018.

    Japanese Screen: An Awake Dream
  • Ilona Anderson

    Japanese Screen: An Awake Dream, animation cell, sizes variable, 2018.

    Japanese Screen: An Awake Dream
  • Ilona Anderson

    The Awake Fluid of Awake Dreams, animation cell, sizes variable, 2017-18.

    The Awake Fluid of Awake Dreams
  • Ilona Anderson

    The Awake Fluid of Awake Dreams, animation cell, sizes variable, 2017-18.

    The Awake Fluid of Awake Dreams
  • Ilona Anderson

    Couple Big Dreams, animation cell, sizes variable, 2018.

    Couple Big Dreams

Press Release
Artist Page
"Explorations in Color, Place and Motion." Kingston Blog, June 7, 2018.

Drawing and painting have been Ilona Anderson's chosen media for many years. In her latest work the artist and her narratives make the leap into animation with The Awake Fluid of Inside Dreams. Anderson's previous works connected loosely one to another through imagined narratives, invented structures and wall drawings. With this bold foray into new visual space she has woven together her images and narratives, incorporating drawings, paintings, and photographs which she layers and alters. The new imaginative worlds she has built take the viewer through spaces and places that she chooses to explore.

Rooted in her experience as an immigrant to the US, Ilona Anderson's themes of home are integral to her work, expounding her belief that home resides in each moment, experience and situation. "What are the edges and boundaries of home? I excavate these uninspected spaces to reveal the surprise in the everyday, which allows me to embrace the shifting moment." Anderson asserts that the boundaries in today's world are blurred, with one's sense of self carefully cultivated and placed through constant streams of photos, videos, likes, and hashtags, as a means of building imagined realities. Through the rolling, changing virtual experience of self and place, vividly displayed in her inventive animations, Anderson clings to a sense of permanence, permanence that is anchored in change.



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