Amanda Mulcahy: EMERGENT Opening Reception Fri. June 23, 5-8pm
Drawing inspiration from natural processes, I create soft, vibrant, abstract pieces inspired by the ways the earth continuously churns inert materials into complex forms. In the Emergent series, I translate images through multiple iterations of building up surfaces and breaking down material. I begin by deconstructing abstract paintings and rearranging them into brightly colored collages. These collages are printed onto fabric. The fabric is cut and stuffed to emphasize undulating forms. Each step of the process leaves a lasting imprint, resonating through a series of permutations. The image goes from flat to full; from inanimate to active and swirling. The resulting soft paintings unearth ways elemental marks and materials can, through dynamic changes, grow in complexity.
Opening Reception, Friday, June 23, 5:00-8:00pm
- Exhibition dates: June 22 – July 14, 2023
- Gallery hours: Thurs – Fri 2-6pm, Sat – Sun 12-4 pm
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.