While doing some recent genealogy work, I discovered that my distant cousin is the artist Eleanor Norcross. Eleanor (1854-1923) was an accomplished American painter and spent most of her life in Paris. She was affiliated with Mary Cassatt, and exhibited in Paris almost annually from 1866 until her death. She also exhibited in the United States in New York City, Boston, and Chicago. An exhibition of her works will be held this November at the museum she founded- the Fitchburg Museum of Art in Fitchburg, MA. Read more about Eleanor here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Norcross.
I received some good news: my work has been selected for the “Real and Surreal” exhibit to be held at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California. The juror of this exhibit is DeWitt Cheng, Art writer, critic, and curator of Stanford Art Spaces. The exhibit will run September 4th through the 26th, with an opening September 4th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Dr. Lee Gray, Curator of the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum recently gave a lecture on my work at the Oliver Hall Auditorium in Lafayette, Louisiana. The video above is of her presentation, “Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry.”
Here is a sneak preview of what I’ve been working on for the upcoming 2nd Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. On the left is my sketch on the actual coaster after applying gesso and the sketches on the right are for other coasters. I’ll be posting more photos here soon. The Coaster Show takes place at La Luz de Jesus starting September 5th (with an opening reception from 8-11pm) through September 28th.
I’ve recently finished a new painting in my In Our Veins series and it has already found a new home. It was featured in my July newsletter which just came out the other day (see link below to receive a copy). The title is Clan and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.” View the painting online here: http://amyguidry.com/clan.html.
My new postcards are in! The painting featured on the front is Exposed, an acrylic on canvas, 8″ wide by 10″h (it is currently featured at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin- www.wallyworkmangallery.com/amy_guidry.lasso). If you would like to receive one and be added to the mailing list for future postcards, sign up here: http://amyguidry.com/contact.html. Just click on the postcard icon to enter your address.
One of my paintings from the In Our Veins series has found a new home. Harmony is one of the more recent paintings from the series and is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 4″ high. There is currently one remaining 6″x4″ in the series, Resilient, which can be viewed here: http://amyguidry.com/resilient.html.
I recently received news that my work has been selected for the 2014 Art Melt to be held at Capitol Park Museum (formerly Louisiana State Museum) in Baton Rouge. Surprisingly, I think this may be the 10th time my work has been in the Art Melt (all but the very first). This year’s jurors are Ben Thompson, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville; Katie Pfohl, Curator at LSU Museum of Art; and Eric Robert Dallimore, co-owner of the Leon Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
The Preview Party will be held July 18th from 7-10pm. The official opening (free to the public) will be July 19th from 5-9pm.