Theodora Allen: Saturnine
From The Richard H. Driehaus Museum Exhibitions:
Published alongside the exhibition is Saturnine, the first monograph on Theodora Allen. Written by exhibition curator Stephanie Cristello, this catalogue will shine a light on Allen's work and exhibitions of the last eight years. Replete with full-color plates and details of her meticulous, luminous paintings, the book brings a magnifying glass to the artist's symbolic lexicon as windows into timeless inner worlds. Cristello alternates between fictional texts and critical essays to look at the way these emblems and allegories remain generative.
Saturnine offers meditations on the kaleidoscope of references that find their footing in Allen's paintings, and their powerful resonance in our contemporary moment.