"I think about home and the spaces that are created for us as well as the spaces we create for ourselves. I think about how these spaces shelter us, how they cultivate growth but also the limitations they pose on expansion. I still ruminate on the boundaries that keep us from growth but these days I find myself relating to my work in the reverse. With an order to stay inside, life as we knew it has halted for the moment. We have no choice but to pause, stay in, stay safe, limit the ways we extend out into the world. These days I’m wrestling with my nature to expand and the nurturing that’s possible when I’m forced to settle in."
Allie Sutterer is an interdisciplinary artist based in Denver, CO. She received her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work explores paradoxes of agency, growth, and survival. She is interested in urges to contain and cultivate life despite its inherent temporality. In her work, Sutterer explores the reciprocal relationship between external forces and human agency. She creates images that fixate on tensions of loss and control. Her work is at home in spaces where capabilities to nurture and destruct coexist.