Free State Discount Liquor, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 10 inches.
For years, Alleger's work has focused on representing acute details of her everyday life. Work combines collaged found materials with painted imagery, collected or photographed within the course of her daily routines. In a sense, Alleger was creating personal journals of particularly mundane aspects of her life. With an interest in elevating the banal and celebrating routine, several bodies of work formed. In the recent months, while small businesses have been closed due to COVID-19 Alleger has embraced her love of Americana. Documenting signs from decades-old businesses, Alleger is wondering what will become of the nostalgic icons and how social distancing will change our relationships to restaurants, bars, hotels and brick and mortar retail.
Jasmine Alleger is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of Art & Design in 2013. She has participated in an international artist residency at the Burren College of Art in County Clair, Ireland and worked for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and The Sol LeWitt Estate. Her work has been featured in numerous venues including exhibitions at Site: Brooklyn in Brooklyn NY, The Blue Line Gallery in Sacramento CA and 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia PA. In 2017, she was awarded a solo exhibition and honorarium at North Charleston City Hall from the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Her work in included in the corporate collection at Capitol One, Wilmington, DE and several restaurants in the Philadelphia area.She is currently currently a featured artist at the Philadelphia International Airport.