I’ve recently added two new paintings to my In Our Veins series. Both were just featured in my newsletter which you can get here. Unite is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4,” and Lifeblood is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4″, $100 each. View the paintings online (as well as the rest of the series) here http://amyguidry.com/unite.html and here http://amyguidry.com/lifeblood.html.
Another painting from my In Our Veins series has found a new home. This piece is titled Vessel and is an acrylic on canvas, 4″ x 4.” It will soon join one of my other paintings from the same series. I like working on these small paintings- they work well individually and as well as in a group. Some people have asked how or even why I work so small- even my larger pieces have a lot of little details. I never thought much of it- I like to work on detail, simple as that. It’s fun for me to work on one square inch at a time and then step back and see how it works in the grand scheme of things. Within those square inches, I’m adding little dabs of paint, which when viewed at such a close range, is really abstract. It’s my foray into the abstract world. You can view the series online here: www.amyguidry.com/wild_west.html.
My recent New Realm solo exhibition received a great review on the Southern contemporary art blog, Louisianaesthetic. Reggie Michael Rodrigue said of my work, “It’s basically about the ability to choose one’s direction or directions without distraction, without shackles, and without having to ask for permission from the powers that be. Guidry seems to be saying that the real power resides inside all of us, whether we are innies, outties are something in between. We can all be “forces of nature” as long as we tend to ourselves and our surroundings with diligence, curiosity, wisdom and love.” Exactly. Read the review online at: http://louisianaesthetic.com/2012/07/22/beauty-and-the-beasts-in-the-new-realm-amy-guidry-at-lafayettes-ballet-academy/ .
For a change of pace, I will serve as the juror for the upcoming LAA “Eye of the Beholder” exhibition in Lafayette, LA. I was honored to be asked and more than happy to be this year’s juror. I’m excited to see the work that is submitted, especially as I am sure to see work by new artists and those that are just new to me, in addition to new work by artists that are fixtures in the art community here. The competition is regional and open to anyone in from Texas to Florida. Submission dates are May 16- 25, which is right around the corner, so get your entries in soon. Also, it is an open themed show, so don’t get too caught up in the exhibit title. More information can be found on the Lafayette Art Association website at this link: http://lafayetteart.org/wp/2012/05/eye-of-the-beholder-xxvi-submit-may-16-25/