My work was recently published on the cover and inside The Journal literary magazine. My painting Vital is wrapped around the front and back cover while several other paintings from my In Our Veins series are inside. In addition, there is an interview in which I’d like to share just one of the questions because I think it’s an important one:
SS: Is there anything you can tell me about this work that someone who doesn’t have expertise might not see or appreciate?
AG: I think people need to realize this: they are much more astute when it comes to art than they give themselves credit for. True art will elicit an emotional response from someone, whether it’s a positive or negative reaction. For those that enjoy my work, they often tell me that something resonates with them. It may not be exactly what I expect the viewer to respond to, but it’s in the ballpark. There have been times when someone finds my work “dark” and therefore they are unsure of it. I would still consider that an accurate response because I deal with some tough issues in my work. Animals are beautiful, nature is beautiful, and I’m trying to create something that is beautiful but at the same time sends a message. Either way, I want to draw attention to these issues and inspire others to take action, even if it’s just small changes because every little bit helps. That’s the takeaway I hope for when anyone looks at my work, whether they have an art degree or not.
I’m very excited to have 4 paintings accepted into the 2016 “Laluzapalooza” exhibit at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The exhibit opens March 4th through the 27th, with an opening reception on March 4th from 8-11pm. There will also be a closing reception on March 27th from 4-7pm. More information can be found here: http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2016/#more-17657.
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.
I recently received some good news! My work has been selected for inclusion in the B14- Wiregrass Museum of Art’s 2014 Biennial. The exhibition will open in July, with an opening reception on July 17th at 5:30 pm. The exhibition will remain up through September at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama. More details soon.
Another painting from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. Wolfpack is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12.” While an integral part of the series, it was also a companion piece to The Pack. View the painting online here: http://amyguidry.com/wolfpack.html.
I just found out today that my work was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Art Melt to be held at the Capitol State Museum (formerly Louisiana State Museum) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The jurors for this year’s event are Jordana Pomeroy, Executive Director, LSU Museum of Art; Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director, Frist Center for the Visual Arts; and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Executive Director, Frye Art Museum. The event opens to the public starting July 20th but there will be a Preview Party the night of July 19th from 7-11pm. The exhibit will run through August 24th.
I received some great news the other day. My painting The Pack recently received a Juror’s Award in the Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real or Imagined exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. My work was selected by guest jurors Stephanie Cannizzo, Assistant Curator of the Berkeley Art Museum and Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. If you are or will be in the San Francisco area, you can view the exhibit now through May 19.
I’m excited to announce my work has been selected for the Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined exhibit at the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, in Walnut Creek, California. The jurors for the exhibit were Stephanie Cannizzo, Assistant Curator of the Berkeley Art Museum and Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibit will run from March 3- May 19 with an opening reception on March 3rd from 3-5pm.