September 2021: Francie Allen

Bellingham sculptor Francie Allen makes figures of wire netting and shines light through them to create environments of shadows. A dancer herself, she enjoys using dancers, acrobats, musicians, magicians and lovers as her subject matter – expressing the joy of being embodied, of being in a human form.
Space is also a critical element in her work, since at the atomic level most of the human body is composed of space. We are porous like her sculptures: space and air move in us and through us. Having worked with life-size figures for the past ten years, Francie is now feeling the pleasure of working small, as in this group of sculptures on display during late August and September.