Carrie Able Gallery is proud to present the first solo show of New York-based artist Alana Roth. Born and raised in Maryland, Roth has lived in Cen- tral America, Mexico and four out of five boroughs. Roth has been drawing for her entire life, but chose not to attend art school. She has studied drawing at New York Studio School, Art Students’ League and New York Academy of Art.
Roth’s work embodies her belief in the supremacy of drawing. All works in this show are on paper. The media includes charcoal, conte, chalk and ink, as well on gesso and oil on digital prints. Even her more sculptural work can be thought of as mixed media drawings, in that they focus on line and mark-making and representation on paper.
She takes inspiration from many places. In this show specifically, she draws on her work as a pub- lic defender at The Legal Aid Society, where she provides legal representation to people accused of crimes, currently in Manhattan and previously in the Bronx. Roth currently lives and works in New York City.
Curated by Damien Anger.