My painting The Pack will be on view starting tomorrow in Austin, Texas. It was selected to be a part of “Good Mourning Tis of Thee,” a conceptual group exhibition curated by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Sean Gaulager. Funded by a generous grant from the city of Austin and the Cultural Arts Division, this exhibit will cover such themes as death and transformation, in which death is a catalyst for positive change. The show runs October 13th through November 2nd, 2017 at Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery in Austin, TX. There will be an opening reception tomorrow, October 13th from 7-11pm.
I’ve just finished a couple of new paintings in my In Our Veins series. These are part of the subset of smaller paintings in the series, both acrylic on canvas, 4″ by 4.” Both paintings refer to our connection to nature, with Spring linking flora and fauna and Rebirth referring to the life cycle. View them online here: http://amyguidry.com/rebirth.html and here: http://amyguidry.com/spring.html.
One of my most recent paintings from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. It was also featured in my newsletter earlier this week. The title is Subsequence and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ by 6.” View more paintings in this series here: http://amyguidry.com/sum-of-its-parts.html.
My most recent painting from the In Our Veins series has found a new home. Circuition is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4″ and was featured in yesterday’s newsletter. Circuition refers to the life cycle. The butterflies represent life- both are beautiful, fragile, and ephemeral. View the painting online here: http://amyguidry.com/circuition.html.
I have finally finished the painting that I mentioned last week. I’m excited to reveal my latest work in the In Our Veins series titled The Sum of Its Parts. It is 11″ wide by 14″ high and an acrylic on canvas. I think I set a record for going through the most paintbrushes in one painting. I took artistic liberties with the size and placement of the stag’s heart to emphasize its significance and to center it up with the animals falling out. Without being too graphic, I wanted to illustrate when one species dies, many other species are affected. Each animal serves a role in the life cycle, together forming the delicate balance of nature. The trees not only close in the composition, but connect with the animals via the roots seen at the bottom and illustrate the role of plant life and the Earth. The butterflies, which are often seen throughout this series, serve as metaphors for life and beautiful little reminders of our short existence in the scheme of things. A larger view of the painting can be seen here: www.amyguidry.com/sum-of-its-parts.html.
I’m just now getting around to posting photos from the opening reception of the 15th International Open. My painting Fleeting was selected for the exhibit at Woman Made Gallery by guest juror Linda Warren of Linda Warren Gallery, also in Chicago. Here are a few of the photos from opening night- more are on my website at www.amyguidry.com/events.html. The good news is there is still time to see it since the show is up now through April 26th.
Three paintings from my In Our Veins series have recently found a new home in Norway! Interconnected, Full Circle, and Ephemeral are all acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6,” 4″ x 4,” and 4″ x 4,” respectively. I’m happy to have my work go abroad and to such a wonderful, thoughtful new owner as well. It means so much to me to have someone show such appreciation for my work and to know that it speaks to them in such a personal manner. No award could ever compare.
I’ve recently added a new painting to my In Our Veins series. The title is Stallions and it is a 6″ x 6,” acrylic on canvas. There are several paintings in this series which feature animals, but as heads without bodies, for example. Because the series pertains to our complex and intricate life cycle, this must also address the issue of animal welfare, as one cannot exist without the other (i.e. humans and the natural world). Many people view animals as a means to an end, therefore they are viewed as pieces and parts- head, rump, tongue, breast, wing, leg- not whole, sentient beings. I illustrate this concept while at the same time endowing each animal with emotion and personality, emphasizing qualities that we often deem as only “human.” Given that horses are such intelligent and majestic animals, I couldn’t think of a better subject. You can view a larger image of the painting on my website at this direct link: www.amyguidry.com/stallions.html.
You may recall a little while back that my painting Symbiotic was the Best of Show winner for the Surreal Salon IV at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. As part of winning, my work would be featured in upcoming issues of both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazines. Well, I had a nice surprise arrive in the mail for me and received a copy of the Juxtapoz April 2012 issue! If you get the magazine, check out page 131. I’ve included small photos of the cover and a detail image of the ad naming my work as the Surreal Salon IV winner. I will be posting the Hi-Fructose issue once it arrives so keep an eye out for it!