For anyone who may have missed it last fall, here is a repost of my feature in Venison Magazine in 2016. After a crazy busy year, it's interesting to read thoughts from a year ago. It's nice to know that ideas are not lost, just percolating...
New Paintings for New York show, "Collectively Searching," feature action and pattern, frozen in transition between movements.
Thanks to all who came out last week to the opening reception for "Thought Patterns." For anyone who missed it you can check it out until November 17th. After that, Work will be moving to the Mayors office!
Sarah Ammons' paintings and drawings express the daily psychological reality that is the human struggle. She uses pattern to represent a sense of personal history in memory and as a representation of the patterns we develop in our relationships, behaviors, and interactions. Inspired by Lacan's psycholanalytic theory and the expressive figurative work of Egon Shiele and Paula Rego, Sarah uses color, line, and organic hand-drawn patterns to investigate relational dynamics and the role of personal history.
Coming up March 25 in Burlingame, the Work in Progress (WIP) collective will be showing work together for the first time at the Museum Studios Gallery. Artists Irene Caravajal, Ashleigh Norman, Winnie van der Rijn and myself, Sarah Ammons, began as a small focus group with the intentionof exhibiting together, as well as to act as a support system and critical think tank for ourselves and our work.
Come to our opening reception Friday March 25 6-9 pm. It will be worth the trip... Art, Wine, Tacos... All good things!
We had a Fantastic opening at the VAC on Sunday! Projections a show of local emerging artists curated by Todd Tremeer, curator and artist from Bowmanville Ontario, featured the work of me, Sarah Ammons, Dani Crosby, and Conan Masterson. Working with the VAC was a lovely and encouraging experience. Everyone was extremely supportive and helpful during install, especially David and James Campbell. Dani Crosby's work depicting vintage-style illustrations of interaction and facial expression, paired remarkably well with my work on pkawara paper relationships and personal history. Not only did the colour palettes compliment eachother, but so did the subject matter. Conan Masterson brought a site specific work on the Lampreys of Bowmanville creek. Her installation on the third floor of the old mill, delved into the depths of Bowmanville's creepy history and revealed to us the tiny, toothy, jawless monsters that swim in our streams. The energy of the show was vibrant and colorful, psychological and yet lighthearted. I had a great time, and feel lucky to share this experience with two fantastic emerging artists.
Thanks for coming out! The show is on until April 10th!
All the best,