Well, not quite. But it will be soon. My solo exhibition at Henri & Odette in Las Vegas, NV will be ending on October 22nd. This means you have about a week to get your booty over there if you haven’t already. If you’ve ever wondered what my work looks like in person, this is your opportunity. I can’t stress enough how the web, despite its greatness, just doesn’t do artwork justice. Not mine, not anybody’s. Just as thumbing through an art history book is not the same as going to an art museum, neither is perusing the internet. You can stare at those pixels all you want, it’s just not the same. And there’s no gallery ambience to go with it, either.
You can view my show, New Realm, at Henri & Odette. It’s located on Carson Avenue between Las Vegas Boulevard and Sixth Street. In Las Vegas, of course. And if you’d like to see more of my work, go to www.AmyGuidry.com. While you’re there, you should sign up for my newsletter (see contact page) to get the latest details on my upcoming shows, new work, etc.
I wanted to share for those of you with bated breath (haha), my latest painting. It’s titled…yes, you guessed it…”Tranquility.” This is another large piece, 30 inches across and 40 inches high, from my New Realm series. I had planned on finishing it sooner, but with two hurricanes coming through, my plans were thwarted a bit. Probably an appropriate piece to be working on at that time since I could have used some tranquility myself, or a tranquilizer, whichever. Anyway, here it is!
One of the things I enjoyed about doing this painting were all the details. Sounds crazy, but I am drawn to patterns. All patterns. Whether paisley or geometric, I have a penchant for them. So you can imagine how delighted I was to paint the patterns on the butterflies. In addition, the lace detailing on the blouse, which is a popular item in many paintings from this series, was also fun. What I really love is how the patterns all play off each other. The subject, the heroine of story, is as decorated as the butterfly wings are.
As a reminder, the remaining pieces from this series, or at least most of them, can be seen at my solo exhibition, New Realm, in Las Vegas. The show is at Henri & Odette now through October 22nd. And if you can’t make it to Vegas, you can view all of my work online at www.AmyGuidry.com.
I have completed several small paintings from my New Realm series. You can view the pieces at www.AmyGuidry.com under the 5” x 5” series.
The New Realm series will be featured at Henri & Odette (formerly Jennifer Marie Gallery) in Las Vegas, NV. The opening reception will be September 12th from 6-8pm. The gallery has moved to a larger location so the show was rescheduled to September. The exhibit will run through the end of October.
I will be exhibiting my work in “Ameri-Dreaming: Art & American Culture.” The show is scheduled for October 8- 31, 2008 in the Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
I will also participate in “Circus Show and Other Atrocities” this coming September. My work will be featured among 60 other invited artists from the US, UK, and Canada. The show will be held at A Bitchin’ Space in Sacramento, CA.
In addition, my work has been selected for the Ohr National Challenge juried exhibition. The show will be on display at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS from September 19th through November 10th.
Also, I have been invited to show in the Many Faces of Portraiture invitational exhibition. The show will open September 13th at the Art House in Covington, LA.
I have recently attained gallery representation in Austin, TX. The Wally Workman gallery will now represent me exclusively in the Austin area. Their website is www.wallyworkmangallery.com
My work has been selected for the fall edition of Studio Visit Magazine to be published this year. The juror was Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University. The magazine is scheduled to be available in October and is published by The Open Studios Press.
I am featured in Issue 8 of Indie Arts- The DVD Magazine as one of their four gallery artists. You can see more at www.IndieArtsDVD.com
Alas, MTV’s Real World Season 20 Hollywood has come to an end. If you missed the show, you can still see my painting “United Isolation” in photo stills from the show at www.amyguidry.com/press03.html. Video footage coming soon!
My show, New Realm, will be making its Vegas debut this coming September. Some favorites will be in the show, plus some never seen before. And since they are such a big hit, my 5″ x 5″ series will be in the show as well. There will be new pieces in the small series also. So grab them up while you can!
The show will be featured at Henri & Odette in Las Vegas, NV. The opening is September 12th from 6-8 pm. Gallery hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 12-8pm. The gallery is located at:
As always, you can view my work on my website at www.AmyGuidry.com. I will be posting more details about the show as they come up. You can also sign up for my newsletter at http://AmyGuidry.com/contact.htm for more information on upcoming shows and events.
For those of you who do not get my newsletter (Sign up at www.AmyGuidry.com), I thought I should mention my next solo exhibit. Yes, I have lots of shows coming up and in progress, actually, but this is the next solo. It will be in Las Vegas at the newly christened Henri & Odette. Originally the show was going to be at Jennifer Marie Gallery, but they are moving to a larger location and have changed their name in the process. The opening will be September 12th from 6-8pm. And yes, I will be there.
So if you’d like to take a trip out to Vegas, what better reason than to see my new show. And feel free to invite anyone you know in the area. I’ll be showing my New Realm series, so some of those you may have seen before, but there will also be new work in that series on display. And yes, I will have more of the smaller pieces that everyone loves because they’re so cute and collectible. Hee hee.
I’ll be posting more details about the show as they arise. Keep your eyes out for more information on shows in my newsletters.