American Toile

paintings.     photography      mixed media

Virginia Mallon is an artist working in paint, photography, and mixed media. Her work contemplates religious, historic, and mythological women, personal histories, the psychological undercurrents of contemporary society as well as a mix of environmental themes.

Mallon’s work explores painting on non-traditional surfaces, such as burlap, slate, found objects, and cigar boxes as well as oil on canvas. Recent projects use discarded roof tiles from a former state-run (1885-1996) condemned psychiatric hospital. Now a hotspot for urbex explorers, it provides a wealth of unusual poignant pieces of history on which to paint. 

The added symbolism using a piece of broken shelter from an insane asylum seems appropriate for our times.

A digital portfolio of select work can be found HERE