Alison Tharp: Adult Situations with the Paranormal

Alison Tharp: Adult Situations with the Paranormal

Sometimes the channels on the TV would start changing on their own. Dishes would fly off the counter and shatter in the middle of the kitchen. Out of the corner of my eye, figures walked around the house from room to room. My family heard voices. Our video games would play by themselves in the middle of the night. I grew up in a haunted house. It was disturbing and very stressful as a little kid but what a powerful effect it’s had on my creative life as a an adult! It made me start asking the big questions at a very early age. I wasn’t afraid to die because as a ghost, you can still play Nintendo and watch TV so what’s the big deal? And yet most people wouldn’t want to move into a home if they knew it was haunted. Most wouldn’t. But I know some who would.

Ghosts like to manifest themselves in art and in our lives all the time. They play dress up, they take the form of our dirty thoughts, they look like little devils and little deviled eggs. They sometimes stretch around corners like marshmallow ectoplasm and steal your socks. You didn’t exactly hate it, did you? They live in rooms we don’t go into often. They get blamed for the messes we make and desires we wish we didn’t have. They like bath time and hate sleeping, in my experience, anyway.  They might be lonely. You and your partner might want the company, too. Ghosts are perverse just like people. A haunted house might be what you need to put the spark back in your relationship or just keep it burning bright. What happens in those bedrooms or kitchens or living room floors will probably change your life in very unforgettable ways. Keep the TV on. They like that. Cause of death doesn’t matter, a kinky ghost is a fine addition in any adult situation. Find an experienced realtor who deals in haunted homes exclusively. I have one I like and would happily recommend.

The new work in this show consists of mixed media monotypes. Some of the layers are lithographs, transfer paper along with drawings in ink and graphite. Chine-collé, a technique for placing tissue paper into a monotype, was used often in this series.

  • Irridescent Private Thoughts
    $300.00

    Irridescent Private Thoughts

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpIrridescent Private ThoughtsMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the galler...

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  • Taffy Teardrop
    $275.00

    Taffy Teardrop

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpTaffy TeardropMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the c...

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  • Bing! Poof!
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    $275.00

    Bing! Poof!

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpBing! Poof!Mixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the code...

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  • Dirty Lily
    $300.00

    Dirty Lily

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpDirty LilyMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the code ...

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  • Little Girl Juniper
    $300.00

    Little Girl Juniper

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpLittle Girl JuniperMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter ...

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  • Vibrant Scrapbook
    $300.00

    Vibrant Scrapbook

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpVibrant ScrapbookMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter th...

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  • Coastal Cowboy (framed)
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    $500.00

    Coastal Cowboy (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpCoastal CowboyMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" paper (Framed 24" x 36")2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situati...

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  • Little Well
    $300.00

    Little Well

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpLittle WellMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the code...

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  • Guardian of the Super Cube (framed)
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    $325.00

    Guardian of the Super Cube (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpGuardian of the Super CubeMixed Media on paper15" x 11" paper (12 x 16" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adul...

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  • Blessed Veil
    $300.00

    Blessed Veil

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpBlessed VeilMixed Media on paper22.5" x 30" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the cod...

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  • Hot Devil (framed)
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    $375.00

    Hot Devil (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpHot DevilMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" paper (18" x 24" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situations W...

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  • The Envy Remedy
    $275.00

    The Envy Remedy

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpThe Envy RemedyMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the ...

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  • The Sugar Lullaby (framed)
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    $375.00

    The Sugar Lullaby (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpThe Sugar LullabyMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" paper (18" x 24" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situ...

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  • Holly Hickup
    $275.00

    Holly Hickup

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpHolly HickupMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the cod...

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  • The Peppermint Queen
    $275.00

    The Peppermint Queen

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpThe Peppermint QueenMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter...

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  • The Confetti Cloud
    $275.00

    The Confetti Cloud

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpThe Confetti CloudMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter t...

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  • Scent of Cowboy
    $275.00

    Scent of Cowboy

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpScent of CowboyMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the ...

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  • Adult Situations With The Paranormal (framed)
    $375.00

    Adult Situations With The Paranormal (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpAdult Situations With The ParanormalMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" paper (18" x 24" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current ex...

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  • June Swing
    $100.00

    June Swing

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpJune SwingMixed Media on paper2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the code PICKUP in th...

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  • Romping Spine (framed)
    $375.00

    Romping Spine (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpRomping SpineMixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" paper (18" x 24" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situatio...

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  • Here Comes The Embrace #1 (framed)
    $350.00

    Here Comes The Embrace #1 (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpHere Comes The Embrace #1Mixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" paper (18" x 24" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Ad...

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  • Here Comes The Embrace #2 (framed)
    $350.00

    Here Comes The Embrace #2 (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpHere Comes The Embrace #2Mixed Media on paper22.5" x 15" paper (18" x 24" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Ad...

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  • Broken Key (framed)
    $325.00

    Broken Key (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpBroken KeyMixed Media on paper15" x 11" paper (12 x 16" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situations Wit...

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  • Smells Like Spice
    $185.00

    Smells Like Spice

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpSmells Like SpiceMixed Media on paper15" x 11"2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the c...

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  • Strawberry Passage
    $185.00

    Strawberry Passage

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpStrawberry PassageMixed Media on paper15" x 11"2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the ...

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  • Jasmine in the Shower
    $185.00

    Jasmine in the Shower

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpJasmine in the ShowerMixed Media on paper15" x 11" 2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter ...

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  • Evermore Daisy (framed)
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    $350.00

    Evermore Daisy (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpEvermore DaisyMixed Media on paper15" x 11" paper (12 x 16" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situations...

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  • Vegas Raven (framed)
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    $325.00

    Vegas Raven (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpVegas RavenMixed Media on paper15" x 11" paper (12 x 16" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situations Wi...

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  • Spring Sprinkle
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    Spring Sprinkle

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpSpring SprinkleMixed Media on paper15" x 11"2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the cod...

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  • Ladybug Changes
    $185.00

    Ladybug Changes

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpLadybug ChangesMixed Media on paper15" x 11"2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the cod...

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  • Ghost With A Sock Fetish (framed)
    $275.00

    Ghost With A Sock Fetish (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpGhost With A Sock FetishMixed Media on paper11" x 12" paper (11 x 14" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult ...

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  • Damp Ballet
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    $150.00

    Damp Ballet

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpDamp BalletMixed Media on paper11" x 12"2019 *If you live in the Bay Area and would like to pick up at the gallery, enter the code PI...

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  • I Need Temptation (framed)
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    $275.00

    I Need Temptation (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpI Need TemptationMixed Media on paper11" x 12" paper (11 x 14")2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Situations Wit...

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  • Pretty Little Nugget (framed)
    $200.00

    Pretty Little Nugget (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpPretty Little NuggetMixed Media on paper9.75" x 9.75" paper (12 x 12" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult ...

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  • Caught in the Act (framed)
    $200.00

    Caught in the Act (framed)

    Alison Tharp

    Alison TharpCaught in the ActMixed Media on paper9.75" x 9.75" paper (12 x 12" framed)2019 This piece is part of our current exhibition Adult Sit...

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