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In Progress

Painting in progress by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

Another painting in progress.  Forced to take a break from my larger pelican painting courtesy of my easel.  It decided to break (while in the middle of painting), so I am currently waiting on the replacement part to come in.  So in the meantime, I decided to work on a small painting I’ve been wanting to do anyway.  This piece is in keeping with my Cor and Corporis paintings, featuring rabbits with exposed organs or bones as a reminder that animals are all living, sentient beings.  It is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”


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New Work

“Encroach” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Reciprocal” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’ve recently finished two new paintings in my In Our Veins series.  Encroach is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.”  It serves as a subtle commentary on human intervention in nature while illustrating the connection of the natural world to all life.  Reciprocal is the latest addition to the smaller series of paintings within In Our Veins.  It is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.”  Reciprocal conveys the connection to nature by linking flora and fauna and uses the ribbon to continue the recent theme exploring anonymity versus connection.

View the paintings online here https://amyguidry.com/encroach.html and here https://amyguidry.com/reciprocal.html.


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Laluzapalooza

Laluzapalooza 2017 – 31st Annual Group Exhibition, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Ascension” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 8″ x 8″; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Consciousness” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to announce that my work has been selected for the 2017 Laluzapalooza at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California.  I’m honored to be among the 64 international artists chosen for this exhibition.  The exhibit will run March 3rd through April 2, 2017.  Pre-sales are open now online http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2017/ for those that want to get a head start.  There will be an Artist Preview on Thursday, March 2nd, 7-10pm and the public opening reception will be on Friday, March 3rd from 8-11pm.


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Lover’s Eye

“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017
“Insight” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on paper; 6″w x 4″h; 10″w x 7.75″h framed; Sold; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m excited to reveal my painting for the upcoming “Lover’s Eye” exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA.  I was invited to create a piece for this show as a modern take on the late 17th Century practice of painting the eye of a loved one to wear as jewelry.  My painting, Insight, is an acrylic on paper, 10″ wide by 7¾” high framed (image size 6″ x 4″).  The exhibit opens Friday, February 3rd with a gallery reception from 6-9pm.  The show will remain up through February 25, 2017.


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Minetta Review

“The Wild West” by Amy Guidry on the cover of the Minetta Review

My painting, The Wild West, is on the cover of the latest issue of the Minetta Review.  The Fall/Winter issue just came out and a digital version is now online at: https://issuu.com/minetta/docs/f2016_minetta_mag_final_for_issuu.

In The Wild West, a skeletal horse and human hybrid, suggesting our practices of genetic manipulation, serves as a grim tale of foreboding.  The skeleton, the horse skull, and the desert are symbols of cowboys and typical Western imagery.  Television Westerns would typically portray life as good vs. bad, when in reality, the land, environment, people, and animals were all seen as a means to an end.  The title refers to how the U.S., itself a part of the western hemisphere, is still taking over land, animals, and resources to this day, creating desert landscapes via clear-cutting and global warming.


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Menagerie

“Integral” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2017

I’m happy to announce that I was recently invited to participate in an upcoming exhibit at the Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida.  The exhibition is titled “Menagerie” and it focuses on animals, covering a wide range of topics from environmental concerns, to societal constructs, to self-examination, to the pure celebration of nature.  It will run from Feb. 3- March 3rd, 2017.


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Mother Nature Network

“See animals and the environment through a surrealist’s eyes”; Mother Nature Network

I’m happy to announce that I was recently interviewed by the Mother Nature Network for a feature on their site.  Starre Vartan asked me about my work and the connection to animals and ecological welfare.  Here is just a sample of what we discussed:

MNN: In Our Veins is dominated by horses, deer, bears, wolves, rabbits, cows and humans. Why these animals?

AG: I feel like a lot of these animals blur the line between what would be considered domestic and what would be considered wild. As more wild habitat is being encroached upon by new houses and shopping malls, these animals are being forced out of their homes and find themselves having to adapt to this new urban landscape. They are wild, yet at the same time, people either think of them as cute nomads or dangerous intruders, depending on the species.

I’ll use cows because I feel like they are the epitome of the agribusiness animal. They are used for meat, dairy, and leather, and it’s because of them that forests are cleared and “predatory” animals are killed — all for the sake of ranching.

As for incorporating humans, I do so to emphasize that we are all part of the animal kingdom. I’ll sometimes combine a human with another animal to illustrate that connection. Other times, I may just paint the human brain as a symbol of sentience and our moral obligation to the welfare of these animals.

Read the entire interview here: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/surrealist-artist-amy-guidry-animals-and-our-environment.


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The 100

Several of the small paintings from my In Our Veins series are now $100 for the month of December.  There are a few 4″ x 4″ paintings still available as well, so I’ve included them in this group since they are also $100.  This offer is available through December 31st, so there’s time for those looking to get something for the holidays or to get a piece they’ve been eyeing for their own walls.  To purchase, contact me directly at https://amyguidry.com/contact.html.

“Entwined” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Resilient” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 4″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Emergence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Evanescence” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Stem” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; $100; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

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Wanderlust

"Vitality" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on pressed paper; 5.82"w x 4.13"h; $200; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Vitality” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on pressed paper; 5.82″w x 4.13″h; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

My painting, Vitality, will be featured in the upcoming “Wanderlust” exhibit opening this weekend at Modern Eden Gallery.  This piece is an acrylic on pressed paper, 5.82″ wide by 4.13″ high.  The opening reception will be this Saturday, December 10th, from 6-9pm at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA.  And if you miss the opening, the show will be up through December 30th.


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Album cover

"Preservation" by Amy Guidry on the cover of "Another Medicine" EP by Levees
“Preservation” by Amy Guidry on the cover of “Another Medicine” EP by Levees

I’m happy to announce that my painting, Preservation, is on the cover of the new EP by the band, Levees.  The EP, Another Medicine, is out as of today.  And if you are in New Orleans, be sure to check out Preservation in person while it is currently at LeMieux Galleries.


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