Thursday, April 12, 2012

Painting of the week: Amy Pleasant "Untitled, Reclining Figures I"

Untitled, Reclining Figures I, 24" x 22" Ink on paper

Well it has been a very busy week so far at Emily Amy Gallery, as we have welcomed a new artist that we have been recruiting for some time, Birmingham-based Amy Pleasant. Amy Pleasant has joined our stable with 11 new works on paper. Amy's works chronicle mundane events that occur throughout the day all around globe. These summations of our human actions and interactions often morph into "roadmaps" of the human condition. As a keen observer, Pleasant places just as much value on the small moments (taking out the garbage) as the larger ones (a fight with a loved one). Utilizing painting, drawing and wall drawing to tell her stories, Pleasant paints a picture of life. Here is a little more about Amy:

Amy Pleasant received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

She has held solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY, The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Rhodes College, Tandem Gallery, The Ruby Green Center for Contemporary Art, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in venues such as The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, The Wiregrass Museum of Art, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, The Mobile Museum of Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Clifford Chance, and The U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pleasant’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, The Commercial Appeal and

You can view more images of Amy Pleasan't work here. Please stop by the gallery soon to take a sneak peek at our new inventory!

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