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Exhibition – Amanda Salov
September 20 - October 19
Artist: Amanda Salov
Amanda Salov is an artist whose work examines the qualities of a moment, or the idea of a moment in physical form: temporal, fragile and fleeting. These moments are plastic, sometimes they seem to stretch translucent thin, changing in strength and quality.
Filters must be applied to sort through all of the information that one encounters and attention drifts to what remains. Filters come in many forms and in the case of the recent series “Peaks and Valleys,” the filters appear in a slow processing, as each porcelain module is fashioned cell by cell, then mortared together. Peaks and Valleys is a physical manifestation of many things: watching the monitors of a loved one in an ICU room, an enchainment of the successes and failures of research, living in an isolated valley, the work of hanging lace, and a panoramic view of many mountains and valleys. Peaks and Valleys is also an understanding of things by relation; an understanding from everything but the actual thing that needs to be understood.
The Color of the Sky is both literal and metaphorical at times within this work. Color is relative and it is often taken for granted that the color of the sky is blue. When we look into the sky and carefully observe we can see that the colors vary from blue to pink, to orange, to pale grey peach fading into every other color. In this work, Salov is interested in seeing color from its moment, “I want to touch it, manipulate it, squeeze it into form. I want to let it drift into another color, sometimes slowly. I want to have a physical knowledge of what it means to have color. It is my hope that through these observations, we may remember the task of naming things and not take what we have been told but see things fresh and in our own time.”
Reception: Thursday September 20, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm
artist website: amandasalov.com