I’ve been busy preparing for my next exhibit and it’s just about here. October 10th is the opening night for my solo exhibition at Galerie Lafayette. If you’re in the area, you may already know that this is the same evening for the next Artwalk in downtown Lafayette, LA. So plenty of galleries will be open late and have new exhibitions up as well. I’m excited to have this show since I will be revealing new work in addition to some pieces you may have seen on my website, www.AmyGuidry.com. I’ll have many paintings from the 5″ x 5″ series on display as well, which are perfect for those getting a head start on their gift shopping.
So mark your calendars! I will be in attendance, so stop by and say hello. October 10th from 5-8(ish) pm at Galerie Lafayette on Jefferson Street.
Two pieces to mention from the New Realm series. These are 5″ x 5″ paintings from the aptly titled, New Realm 5 x 5 series. Both paintings feature the heroine of the story as well as the butterflies. The top piece is titled “Daybreak.” This was fairly time-consuming given all the butterflies in the painting. However, I was rather happy with the outcome, so well worth the challenge.
The bottom piece is titled “Morning.” This is also part of the 5 x 5 series. This painting stems from the large New Realm piece, “Renewal.” Both have the same concept behind them- that of change, a new day, a fresh start.
Both of these new paintings will be featured in my upcoming solo exhibition at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA next month. The entire New Realm series, including the 5 x 5 series will be on exhibit.
If you would like to view more of my New Realm series, in addition to previous bodies of work, visit my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.
Weird title for my post, right? It’s actually the title of an exhibition that my work will be in next month. I just got the great news this weekend. I submitted my work back in September and just hoped for the best. Apparently it worked… Anyway, the show is called Learn Promote Defend and is sponsored by the Center for Civil and Human Rights. That’s a mouthful, so I’ll go by CCHR for short. The CCHR is located in Atlanta, GA and is having the exhibition in conjunction with a 10-day program called 60 Years of Progress…10 Days of Recognition.
Learn Promote Defend will take place on December 10th at 7 pm at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta. All three of my paintings (which is the max submission limit!) will be in the show. The jury selecting works consisted of Sylvie Fortin, Executive Director/Editor of Art Papers magazine; Christopher Hauck, Atlanta-based painter, installation and multi-media artist; Jodi Hauptman, Curator of Drawings of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and Louise E. Shaw, Curator of the Global Health Museum, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The paintings that I will be exhibiting are: Choices, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, and And Justice For All.Void Where Prohibited. These paintings are from my Beneath the Surface series. All three relate to different articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some of them overlap and relate to more than one article, but all three had to relate to the UDHR in at least one article.
If you’d like to get a better look at these paintings (aside from attending the exhibit), you can also view them on my website www.AmyGuidry.com.
By the way, two of these paintings may look familiar to you… they were also featured on Juxtapoz Art and Culture’s website. You can find out more under the Press section of my website.
I have completed several small paintings from my New Realm series. You can view the pieces at www.AmyGuidry.com under the 5” x 5” series.
The New Realm series will be featured at Henri & Odette (formerly Jennifer Marie Gallery) in Las Vegas, NV. The opening reception will be September 12th from 6-8pm. The gallery has moved to a larger location so the show was rescheduled to September. The exhibit will run through the end of October.
I will be exhibiting my work in “Ameri-Dreaming: Art & American Culture.” The show is scheduled for October 8- 31, 2008 in the Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
I will also participate in “Circus Show and Other Atrocities” this coming September. My work will be featured among 60 other invited artists from the US, UK, and Canada. The show will be held at A Bitchin’ Space in Sacramento, CA.
In addition, my work has been selected for the Ohr National Challenge juried exhibition. The show will be on display at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS from September 19th through November 10th.
Also, I have been invited to show in the Many Faces of Portraiture invitational exhibition. The show will open September 13th at the Art House in Covington, LA.
I have recently attained gallery representation in Austin, TX. The Wally Workman gallery will now represent me exclusively in the Austin area. Their website is www.wallyworkmangallery.com
My work has been selected for the fall edition of Studio Visit Magazine to be published this year. The juror was Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University. The magazine is scheduled to be available in October and is published by The Open Studios Press.
I am featured in Issue 8 of Indie Arts- The DVD Magazine as one of their four gallery artists. You can see more at www.IndieArtsDVD.com
Alas, MTV’s Real World Season 20 Hollywood has come to an end. If you missed the show, you can still see my painting “United Isolation” in photo stills from the show at www.amyguidry.com/press03.html. Video footage coming soon!
Grrrr. I just found one of my paintings posted on the internet by someone. Without my permission. And not even a credit to my name! What’s worse is, it was posted amongst a slew of stolen images of cute kittens and whatnot. Just randomly pasted onto a page, as you often see this phenomenon. You know the ones… pictures of cats making weird expressions or those god-awful sparkly, animated fairies in goth outfits that barely cover them. And now my work of art, art being the operative word here, is now being associated with these lame images. And they didn’t even mention the artist behind the work. Yes, that’s right- me!
You know, I’m never super happy to see my work stolen- yes, it is stealing, folks. Remember Napster? But if the theives at least have the common sense to put my name there with the image or better yet, put a link to my website, then I feel a little better. At least then people are aware that I own the image. I created it. You get the picture. But to find my image(s) blindly posted without my name attached, just allows more fools to take it and do the same. It will spread like a virus then. Think about it- no one knows who created those kitten photos or goth fairies (although I’d want to remain anonymous for that last one…) and no one cares. They think those images are just there for them to use. No worries. Wrong.
So let this be a lesson to you. If you think you can post my work without my permission, you are sorely mistaken. And if you think I won’t find out about it, again, you are sorely mistaken. I’ve found people halfway across the globe that I’ve never met. And this applies to my work and that of other artists as well. We work hard to create these pieces. So give us our due. And stop stealing!
The premier issue of Studio Visit Magazine has arrived…finally! After a three month delay, the copies I had pre-ordered arrived on my doorstep. My paintings “Out For a Run” and “Girl on Campus” were selected by juror Michael Lash, former director of the public art program for the City of Chicago. As I had stated a few posts ago, this is the first issue of Studio Visit, a new magazine produced by The Open Studios Press of New American Paintings fame. This time the competition was held across the country, not by region, and the work could be 2-D or 3-D, as opposed to ‘NAP’s’ 2-D-work-only policy.
I have yet to venture out to the bookstore, but Studio Visit should be on the magazine racks by now. There are two volumes since they decided not to make one super-huge issue. I think splitting it in two is good for those with a short attention span anyway. I am featured in Volume I (see photos above). What’s nice is they are in a large paperback format, so it’s not so much a magazine as a good quality paperback. Overall I was impressed with the work featured. Of course there were a few I had to scratch my head over, but that’s to be expected. In general, I think this is a great start for a new publication. And might I also add that this is being sent out to their prestigious list of galleries, museums, and collectors.