My work was recently featured on ViralNova. The article titled “Ecologically-Minded Artist Creates Stunning Dreamscapes. So Surreal” was written by Laura Caseley and can be viewed online here: http://www.viralnova.com/amy-guidry/.
One of the coasters I created for La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s Coaster Show recently sold. The title is Whole and it is an acrylic on cardstock, 4″ tondo. There are three remaining coasters that I painted left, currently on display in the exhibition through September 28th. Even if you are not in Los Angeles to see the show, you can still get one by contacting Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director at (323) 666-7667.
New painting currently in progress. The first photo is the original sketch on canvas. The second photo is the first layer of paint and current detail work to the eyes. Her entire face is about the size of a quarter. It’s an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 12″ high. I’ll be posting the finished painting soon, in the meantime, view the entire series here: http://amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
As mentioned earlier, I was invited to create a set of coasters for La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s 2nd Annual Coaster Show. My coasters are finished and currently at the gallery, awaiting the opening on September 5th. They are 4″ tondo coasters, acrylic on cardstock, and $100 each- top row from the left- Intertwined and Whole; bottom row from left- Union and Connected. The exhibit runs September 5-28, with an opening reception on the 5th from 8-11pm. In the meantime, view the coasters online here: http://amyguidry.com/coaster.html.
008 Magazine recently did a feature on my work for their latest issue. The August/September edition is currently out on newsstands now in the Lafayette, Louisiana area. Also view the issue online here (click the cover to read): http://blog.008magazine.com.
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.