Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Exhibition Details

Amanda Briggs
Internal Medicine

new work
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Corrective Measure I

Corrective Measure I

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure XII

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure XI

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure X

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure VIII

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure VII

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure VI

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure V

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure IV

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Corrective Measure II

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches
Crocosomia Butterfly

Corrective Measure III

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches
Clover Net

Correction Measure IX

laser cut plywood with paint
12 x 12 inches

Medicinal Purpose I

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches

Medicinal Purpose V

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches
Birdcage Thistle

Medicinal Purpose III

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches
Blackberry Jazz

Medicinal Purpose II

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches
Sumac Net

Medicinal Purpose IV

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches

Medicinal Purpose VI

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches

Remedy I

laser cut plywood with paint
15 x 15 inches

Remedy II

laser cut plywood with paint
15 x 15 inches

Remedy III

laser cut plywood with paint
15 x 15 inches

Remedy VI

laser cut plywood with paint
15 x 15 inches

Salutary Gesture II

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches

Salutary Gesture I

laser cut plywood with paint
24 x 18 inches

First Thursday Reception: November 2, 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).

 

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 N.W. 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 503.224.0521

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