This summer has been incredibly busy to say the least. I’ve had to miss out on openings for shows because I’m already at the opening for another. I suppose these are the moments I could use a stunt double… At least I can vicariously enjoy the Wally Workman Gallery opening for 100 Degrees thanks to the photos. The exhibit is up now through September 1st and features new work by several of the gallery’s artists. One of which being mine… you may recognize this painting from an earlier post. You can also view it here: www.amyguidry.com/succession.html.
My next show is just around the bend as July is coming to a close. My painting Succession will be featured at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX as part of their group exhibition, “100 Degrees.” The show will feature works by several of the gallery’s represented artists. The exhibit dates are August 4th through September 1st, with a Preview held during their First Thursday Artwalk on August 2nd, from 6-8pm. The official opening reception will be held August 4th, from 6-8pm. You can preview the show online here: http://www.wallyworkmangallery.com/group_show.lasso?itemid=792.
I’ve just finished another painting in the In Our Veins series while simultaneously working on my painting One for The Great West Coast Migration exhibit. This painting is titled Succession and is 6″ wide by 12″ high, acrylic on canvas. It just arrived at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX the other day and will be included in their upcoming show, 100 Degrees, starting August 4th through September 1st. When working on this piece, I was thinking of orders- biological orders, our need for order, hierarchy. The human skull at the bottom leads up to larger animals and butterflies, illustrating how new life grows and is sustained by dead organisms. The horse and the rose at the top- though I took artistic liberty with the rose- utilize their placement and size to emphasize their importance. While humans may be the more dominant species, I wanted to focus on the significance and the role of other species in nature.
View the painting online here: www.amyguidry.com/succession.html. You can also see it in person at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX during the 100 Degrees Preview Party on August 2nd from 6-8pm and during the opening reception August 4th from 6-8pm.