Ayşe Wilson

Quiet Afternoon

May 29 - June 22, 2019

Pg Art Gallery is pleased to host Ayşe Wilson’s solo exhibition titled “Quiet Afternoon” between 29 May and 22 June, 2019.

In her works, Ayşe Wilson sets off from memories and emotions that would lift the veil on the impressions of youth, innocence and the timeless space occupied when one is young. The artist’s interest in childhood experiences, nostalgia and the torment of transition from youth to adulthood points to an explanation on the limits of relationships, to depictions of the world and to the margins where innocence and experience intersect.

Childhood corresponds to the experiences which change and alter our consciousness.  For Wilson, identifying when and how we went beyond the limits of youth is a subject of curiosity while the artist also asks whether we have completely abandoned youth. “My childhood photos express primitive, untamed and self-assured personalities which are characteristic of youth and show how imagination encourages the formation of our identities,” says Ayşe Wilson who is interested in transformative exploration and enlightenment moments which leave their mark on and give shape to human development.


AYŞE WILSON (b. 1971): The artist lives and works in New York and is represented by Pg Art Gallery in Istanbul and Geary Contemporary in New York. Graduated from Wellesley College in 1991, Ayşe Wilson received her academic education in Florence and completed her graduate studies at New York Academy of Art, Department of Painting in 2003. Later, she worked as an assistant to Jeff Koons for a couple of years and helped with his large-scale photo-realistic works. Having featured in many solo and group exhibitions, the artist met the viewers also at many international expositions.