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Amanda Briggs
Internal Medicine

new work
November 2 - December 23, 2017

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First Thursday Reception: December 7, 6 - 8 pm

Internal Medicine marks Amanda Briggs’ first solo exhibition with the gallery since being included in previous group shows which featured works on paper. Her new series of vibrant artworks made of painted wooden cut-outs are deeply personal. The botanical subject matter has remained an expression of the artist’s ongoing health journey surrounding her diabetes diagnosis.

Briggs finds both escape and inspiration in the natural world, specifically in gardening which allows for keenly focused observation of flowers, weeds, and leaves. In addition to everyday surroundings, the artist is drawn to found motifs and frenetic designs which are reflected in her fresh interpretations of silhouetted stems against patterned, labyrinthine backgrounds.

The new paintings are made from laser-cut plywood, and Briggs creates an open and improvisational feeling to her sturdy choice of material. Her distinct and lively shapes are enveloped by contrasting color bands in a palette the artist aptly describes as “sour, bright, and muddy”.

Amanda Briggs has a B.A. in Fine Art and a minor in Sociology from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). She also has an AAS degree in Textile Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY).

 

Corrective Measure I
Corrective Measure I
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure XII
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure XI
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure X
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure VIII
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure VII
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure VI
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure V
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure IV
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Corrective Measure II
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 
Crocosomia Butterfly
Corrective Measure III
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 
Clover Net
Correction Measure IX
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Medicinal Purpose I
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 

Medicinal Purpose V
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Birdcage Thistle
Medicinal Purpose III
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Blackberry Jazz
Medicinal Purpose II
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Sumac Net
Medicinal Purpose IV
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 

Medicinal Purpose VI
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 

Remedy I
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
15 x 15 inches

 
 

Remedy II
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
15 x 15 inches

 
 

Remedy III
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
15 x 15 inches

 
 

Remedy VI
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
15 x 15 inches

 
 

Salutary Gesture II
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 

Salutary Gesture I
laser cut plywood with paint
2017
24 x 18 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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