ALISON RECTOR
Infinity Track
oil on linen, 23 x 29 inches
$5000
ALISON RECTOR
Suzanne's Store
oil on panel, 8 x 16 inches
$2200
ALISON RECTOR
Election Eve
oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
ALISON RECTOR
Party of Four at Five
oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
ALISON RECTOR
Ticking
oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches
$8500
ALISON RECTOR
The Freshet
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
$4500
ALISON RECTOR
Daydream
oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches
$6500
ALISON RECTOR
How the Light Gets In
oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches
$2500
ALISON RECTOR
Advent
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
$4500
ALISON RECTOR
Sisters
oil on linen, 21 x 24 inches
$4200
ALISON RECTOR
Garnet in The Gloaming
oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches
$5500
ALISON RECTOR
The Fragrance of Afternoon
oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches
$5200
ALISON RECTOR
Reverie in the Boathouse
oil on linen, 28 x 36 inches
$5500
ALISON RECTOR
The Radiant Island
oil on linen, 22 x 48 inches
$5500
ALISON RECTOR
Easter
oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches
$5200
ALISON RECTOR
Entering Circulation
oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
$4500
ALISON RECTOR
January
oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches
$1500
ALISON RECTOR
Last Light Spring Day
oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches
$1400
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Courtyard
oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches
$2200
ALISON RECTOR Infinity Track oil on linen, 23 x 29 inches $5000
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ALISON RECTOR Suzanne's Store oil on panel, 8 x 16 inches $2200
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ALISON RECTOR Election Eve oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
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ALISON RECTOR Party of Four at Five oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
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ALISON RECTOR Ticking oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches $8500
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ALISON RECTOR The Freshet oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches $4500
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ALISON RECTOR Daydream oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches $6500
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ALISON RECTOR How the Light Gets In oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches $2500
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ALISON RECTOR Advent oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches $4500
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ALISON RECTOR Sisters oil on linen, 21 x 24 inches $4200
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ALISON RECTOR Garnet in The Gloaming oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches $5500
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ALISON RECTOR The Fragrance of Afternoon oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches $5200
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ALISON RECTOR Reverie in the Boathouse oil on linen, 28 x 36 inches $5500
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ALISON RECTOR The Radiant Island oil on linen, 22 x 48 inches $5500
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ALISON RECTOR Easter oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches $5200
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ALISON RECTOR Entering Circulation oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches $4500
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ALISON RECTOR January oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches $1500
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ALISON RECTOR Last Light Spring Day oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches $1400
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ALISON RECTOR Courtyard oil on panel, 14 x 14 inches $2200
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Alison Rector Biography

Alison Rector is a representational painter and silkscreen printmaker, who is best know for her luminous painting of interiors. For Shared Quiet, her 2014 solo show at Courthouse Gallery, Rector focused on a series of Maine libraries, in particular the Carnegie Libraries. She was inspired by their architecture, and their presence in small communities. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities, and Maine has eighteen of them.

Rector’s paintings are psychological portraits of forgotten places. She often looks for ordinary or neglected spaces in order to depict an extraordinary moment. She paints with oils and uses light falling across objects or filtering through windows and doors to create a sense of atmosphere and allure. Poet Bruce Pratt captures the essence of Rector’s work:

When I study her paintings, I sense that I am standing in them in real time, smelling new paint or old must, feeling the sea breeze luffing the curtains or the dry heat rising from a woodstove, hearing the creak of the stairs or the whistle of the kettle, tasting meals long ago eaten at now unoccupied tables. Like James Joyce’s prose, Alison’s art stimulates all of our senses, elevating the prosaic to the majestic, which is why her work inspires ekphrastic responses—poems that comment on another work of art such as Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”

Rector holds a BA in Painting from Brown University. She has been featured in Art New EnglandThe Gettysburg ReviewMaine Home + Design, and Carl Little’s books More Paintings of MaineArt of Acadia and Paintings of Portland. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions, several Biennials at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, including 2018, and the 2003 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art. In 2017, Rector’s work was highlighted in a solo exhibition at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine.

 

Press

Fall 2016
designNJ

Maine’s Moody Vibe: There’s more to this artists’ destination than perfect blue skies and perfect blue sea.

ALTHOUGH I GREW UP IN NEW JERSEY, I’ve been going to Maine since I was 10. In the very beginning, actually, I was not quite in Maine. The place we visited, Star Island, is part of the Isles of Shoals, a small group of rocky islands about nine miles out fromPortsmouth, New Hampshire. But the […]

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Publications

Exhibition Catalog 2017
Janice Anthony and Alison Rector: How the Light Gets In
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Exhibition Catalog 2014
Alison Rector: Shared Quiet
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