Throughout her artistic career, Clift has been fascinated by the challenge of creating an authentic sense of space through the illusion of fabric. As she continues to expand her creative process, each new body of work introduces distinct subjects and a notable change in an exploration of cloth as a medium for painting. Some of her most recent works depict the beauty of nature in a surreal narrative manner. An ardent and engaged traveler, she shares, literally and figuratively, fragments of her experiences in new environments. Clift’s work is included in public collections in New England, New York, Canada, Israel, Vietnam and Bali. She resides in Naples, Florida and Chelsea, Massachusetts.
The “Ali Clift: Light and Shadows” exhibition features a retrospective selection of her artist’s cloth paintings dating from the late 1970s to the present. The exhibition will be installed in the Naples Art Association’s Frederick O. Watson Gallery and is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Naples Daily News. Artwork courtesy of Pucker Gallery, Boston.
Preview reception on Friday, April 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM sponsored by Sage Events and Grace Lake Florist.
Ali Clift will host a "Meet the Artist and Exhibition Walk Through" Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 AM in Naples, Florida.
Exhibition curated by Ian Boissonault