My New Realm series was recently featured on Artsy Forager. Editor Lesley Frenz writes “…There’s been talk of women’s rights, gender equality, etc. It seems as women, we still struggle against the fairy tales we grow up with versus the reality of living as a contemporary female. In her New Realm series, Louisiana artist Amy Guidry weaves a new kind of story, as surreal as any myth yet grounded in modern strength.” View online at this direct link: http://artsyforager.com/2012/12/17/amy-guidry/.
I’m a little behind in posting but my work was recently featured on Adondelaviste. Several paintings from my In Our Veins series are featured and as translated on the page, it states: “Her fascinating work introduces us to a surrealist and eclectic world, where the animal kingdom, nature and men interact in intriguing scenes.” View online at this direct link: http://adondelaviste.tumblr.com/post/38944655117/amy-guidry.
I’m excited to announce that my work has been selected for inclusion in the Studio
Montclair’s 16th Annual Exhibition ViewPoints 2013. The exhibit will be held at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark, New Jersey. The juror is Helaine Posner, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase. The exhibit opens April 10th and will remain up through May 4th.
After a short holiday hiatus, I’m happy to be back and gearing up for 2013. I’ve been in overdrive as of late and looking forward to what is coming up for the New Year. Some recent news- two more paintings from my In Our Veins series have found a new home. Cohabit is an acrylic on canvas, 6″w x 12″h, and The Sum of Its Parts is also an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. Both were recently in an exhibition at Gallery 549 which I will be posting photos from soon. These paintings as well as the entire In Our Veins series can be viewed here: www.amyguidry.com/sum-of-its-parts.html.
I recently posted a sneak peek in my newsletter of my current work in progress. Generations is an acrylic on canvas, 36″ wide by 18″ high. As seen below, I start off with a pencil sketch- all linear, no shading- and then add my initial layers of paint. I am currently adding more paint layers and adding detail work as I go. I’ll be posting the finished piece here but in the meantime, you can view this series of work here: www.amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
Another painting from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. Succession is an acrylic on canvas, 6″w x 12″h. It was recently on display at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin. The human skull at the bottom leads up to larger animals and butterflies, illustrating how one life leads to a new life. View this painting and the rest of the series here: http://www.amyguidry.com/succession.html.
One of my more recent paintings from the In Our Veins series has found a new home. Segments is an acrylic on canvas and 4″h x 6″h. It features a fractured horse representing the common view of animals as merely a means to an end, while using facial expression and positioning to emphasize the importance of animals. View more from the series online here: http://www.amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
Two new paintings have been recently added to my In Our Veins series. One you may recall I posted a progress shot of not too long ago and is now finally finished. Systems is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″ and Unity is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″w x 6″h. Systems was originally started in February of 2010 and as I stated earlier, it was one of those moments that I needed to step back from it for awhile. I am particularly fascinated by the commonalities found in nature. In Systems my focus was on the similarities between ant colonies and the human body, the intestines replaced by tunnels of ants as both serve as transports for nourishment among their other functions. While Unity focuses on the connections between all life with butterflies representing life itself- beautiful, fragile, and here for a short time. Both paintings can be found online here: http://www.amyguidry.com/systems.html and here: http://www.amyguidry.com/unity.html.
I’m honored to be a featured artist on Fine Line Magazine’s site. Editor Cassandra Smith wrote, “Awesome, surrealist paintings by Louisiana artist Amy Guidry. Through her series “In Our Veins”, Guidry explores themes of life, death and our relationships to each other and the natural world.” Check out the feature here: http://finelinemagazine.tumblr.com/post/36596233835/amyguidry.