I hadn’t mentioned this sale before on my blog, but I thought it would be a great time to do so since one of my inspirations is having an opening next month. One of my earlier series consisted of portraits and figure work, this being one of those paintings. I was (and still am) a big fan of Philip Pearlstein’s work, and thought of his nudes when painting this piece (except sans the various objects in the background, since my focus was on closeup views of the faces and figures). As it turns out, Mr. Pearlstein is having an opening November 4th at Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York. Judging by the title of the show, it will consist of all new paintings, too.
So my homage to Philip Pearlstein has sold. But if you are in the area, you can see why I am such a fan of his work by checking out his show at Betty Cunningham, which will be up through Dec. 11th. And if you’d like to see more of my work, be sure to visit www.AmyGuidry.com.
It’s a little early, considering this will take place next year, but I’m very happy to announce that my work will be in the “Myself” exhibition at the University of Nevada, Reno. The exhibit will take place in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery and is curated by gallery director, Marjorie Vecchio. There will also be an exhibition catalogue featuring essays by Joy Garnett and Mira Schor.
This will be the second time my work has been shown in Nevada. I came across the call for artists through Ms. Garnett’s blog and was excited to see that she would be contributing to the catalogue. I am honored to be one of the selected artists. Here is the official list: Funda Zeynep Ayguler, Marie Bergstedt, Megan Berner, Emma Bee Bernstein, Chris Carnel, Jean Marie Casbarian, Craig Cully, Megan Cump, Joe Delappe, Michael Eade, Peter Emerick, Joy Episilla, Elise Gardella, Alex Gingrow, Jen Graham, Cynthia Greig, Amy Guidry, Jen Harris, Rosi Hayes, Ahren Hertel, Amiee Hertog, Nene Humphrey, Suzanne Joelson, Josh Jordan, Jiyeaon Kim, Eunkang Koh, Kate Kretz, Larry Lee, Julie Leguin, Elizabeth Leister, Teryn Loebs, Holly Lynton, Megan Malone, Valerie Margolis, Lilly McElroy, Alan Mevis, Rob Millard-Mendez, Elizabeth Morisette, John Orth, Kathryn Pannepacker, Maria Paschalidou, Sarah Peters, Zoran Poposki, Robert Pritchard, Clifford Pun, Letitia Quesenberry, Carol Radsprecher, Erin Riley, Page Adriana Russell, Susannah Sayler, Matthew Schlagbaum, Tim Sharman, Jackie Skrzynski, John Steck Jr., Joshua Stern, Robin Tewes, Kristine Thompson, Clare Thorton, Mickayel Thurin, Christina Renfer Vogel, Deborah Wasserman, Jessica Watson, Orion Wertz, and Tammy Wofsey.
The exhibit will take place at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Nevada, Reno from January 18th through February 18th. There will be an opening lecture and reception on January 20, 2011.
Sorry I was late to post this… it’s been a busy week, to say the least. Tonight is the October 2nd Saturday Artwalk in downtown Lafayette, LA! The event is free and starts at 6pm (lasts until 8-ish). Galleries and businesses downtown have some exciting new openings tonight:
Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: October 9 – December 18, 2010- Tom Secrest: Realm of Subconscious
Side Gallery: October 9 – November 5, 2010- Nervous Energy- Curated by Stephanie Patton
Vault Series: October 9-December 11, 2010- Michelle Fontenot
Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061- Liz Gold and Debbie Denison
Galerie Eclaireuse– 535 ½ Jefferson St. / 337-234-5492- Early works of Tom Secrest
Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gallery 549 is asking Artwalk attendees to sign or draw on the paper-covered walls of the gallery to recognize those that are fighting breast cancer. Anyone wishing to donate to local breast cancer foundations will have the opportunity to do so through the gallery.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530- Jeff Lush
Pottery Alley– 205 ½ W. Vermilion St. / 337-267-4453- Natures Serenade– Unique sculptures, thrown pieces, hand built vessels
Whoojoo Stained Glass– 532 Jefferson St. / 337-269-9310- Open Studio
My latest painting from my “In Our Veins” series is finished! The title of this piece is “Symbiotic” and it is an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. I took photos as I went along to give some insight into my process of painting. I started with an initial sketch directly onto the canvas. After laying out the placement of all the animals and the tree roots, I started my first rough layer of paint. Then I continued to build upon the painting with several more layers, working a “section” at a time, each getting more detailed along the way.