Otherwordliness

I am remiss I didn’t remember my blog when I was juried into Otherwordliness, a show curated by Austin Thomas.  I am so honored to have been selected, but also to have had the opportunity to show with and meet other artists, many who were from around the region.  You can still see some of the work online, and I encourage you to peruse the work of all the artists involved- you won’t be disappointed! https://groundflrgallery.com/2017/03/28/otherworldliness/

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Derby Days

So I’m doing a new thing on Saturday- to those in Charlotte, I will be creating a crowd piece on-site at the Derby Days event at the Mint museum! Think of the hats. The final piece will be up for auction. The event will raise funds to assist area-wide school field trips to the museum, educating a new generation of artists, fostering a well-rounded appreciation from an early age. Given that many schools are opting out of field trips due to financial constraints and paring down arts education, I believe this is a wonderful cause and am excited to participate!

https://www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/1319/derby-days-2/

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Unexpected Surfaces

I’m excited to announce that I will be part of Cumberland Gallery’s Unexpected Surfaces, showing two larger pieces from my pattern painting series for the first time. I’m grateful and excited about the opportunity to show with some great artists, including Lynda Benglis, whose work I’ve admired for years, inspiring some of my own paint explorations. I hope to see you there!

Unexpected Surfaces

June 30th-July30th, Cumberland Gallery, 4107 Hillsboro Cir. Nashville, TN

Cumberland Gallery- Unexpected Surfaces

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80×80 at the Mint Museum

I’m pleased to announce that Dispersion I will be exhibited in the 80×80 show at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, a selection of 80 contemporary artists in honor of their 80th anniversary, curated by the Young Affiliates of the Mint. If you are around the area June 10th, stop by and see the show!

80x80 - Opening Invite

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The Painting Center

I’m pleased to announce that as of today I have work included in the Artfile on www.thepaintingcenter.org! Excited to have my work included among some wonderful painters.

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Paintskin Collages

I’ve finally documented the paintskin collage series I’ve been slowly developing.  This is a side project I’ve worked on alongside my larger paintings, and I’m happy to be able to finally share!  http://www.amandajoybrown.com/albums/works-on-paper/

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Update- Past, Present, Future Happenings

I have been absent from my blog for a while, but I have been busy! Since my last post, I have

-Married the best man ever, Mr. Kyle Jones (!!!) who parallels my constant love of creating things, and is an amazing artist himself.

-participated in Bricolage, Ground Floor Gallery’s annual group show of the artists working in the space curated by Janet Yanez

-been included in a wonderful group of artists for Trip{}Frisson at  40AU, curated by local artist and writer Jesse Mathison,

-had the privilege of showing with KJ Schumacher at Channel to Channel

-shown new work alongside Parker Gallery’s other represented artists in a summer exhibition

-Been the featured artist interview in an issue of my alumni magazine

-met some amazing curators such as Hrag Vartanian, and consequently been featured on Hyperallergic’s Instagram feed (eep!)

-shown at the historic Scarab Club in Detroit, MI, just feet from the D.I.A.

-created a series of plein-air miniature 6×6″ landscapes as ‘one painter’s response’ to Instagram, also gratifying my love of painting from life.

-been included in A.I.R.’s show Razzle Dazzle in Brooklyn, NY.

-created an entire new series based on abstract landscape and pattern… I will be post the entire body of work so far in this next month.  Stay tuned…

-discovered homemade kale, avocado, coconut and banana smoothies

AND NOW I am finally putting together a solo show, evolving and emerging from my fascination with the graceful and versatile nature of textile. Over the years, I have been collecting dried sheets of paint, sometimes working different colors into imperfect patterns or creating irregular linework  resulting in a kind of paint-lace.  It has been a daunting but incredibly interesting process to work with this medium, letting it function to an extent as its own support.  I’m excited to hang “Resurface”, at Ground Floor Gallery in February, a show that explores the identity and potential of the acrylic medium.

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