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.”