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Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Installation view of Thick as Thieves

Amanda Valdez
Deep Darkness, 2014
Fabric, hand-dyed indigo fabric, acrylic paint, canvas
48 x 40 inches

Amanda Valdez
what the dead did, 2014
Clay, glaze, wood, graphite, and acrylic paint
47 x 12 x 12 inches

Amanda Valdez
Tattle Tail, 2014
Embroidery, fabric, acrylic paint, and canvas
42 x 36 inches

Amanda Valdez
Mirror, Mirror, 2014
Fabric, acrylic paint, black gesso, and canvas
72 x 60 inches

Amanda Valdez
back on the row, 2014
Fabric, acrylic paint, gouache, black gesso, canvas
48 x 40 inches

Amanda Valdez
Wild Goose Chase, 2014
Fabric, gesso and canvas
36.5 x 30 inches

Amanda Valdez
we are ruins, 2014
Clay, glaze, wood, graphite, and acrylic paint
50 x 12 x 12

Amanda Valdez
Thick as Thieves, 2014
Fabric, acrylic paint, black gesso, and canvas
58 x 66.25 inches

Amanda Valdez
Ripe Appeal, 2014
Gouache, acrylic paint and graphite on paper
18 x 24 inches

Amanda Valdez
dirty sugar, 2014
Gouache, acrylic paint and graphite on paper
24 x 18 inches

Amanda Valdez
Wild Goose Chase, 2014
Gouache, acrylic paint and graphite on paper
14 x 11 inches

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Amanda Valdez

Amanda Valdez: Thick as Thieves

09.10.2014 - 10.19.2014

Denny Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Amanda Valdez, Thick as Thieves, on view from September 10 to October 19, 2014.

Thick as Thieves is Valdez’s second solo exhibition at Denny Gallery. The exhibition will include new paintings made of fabric, paint and embroidery, works on paper, as well as sculptures, a new medium for the artist. The works in the exhibition examine how painting and sculpture can represent the physical experiences and stories of the body, using different modes of making to give a larger sense of time on a historic scale. The works are a matrix of gestures, styles, and materials referring to visual cultures that are both western and non-western, creating a variety of historical references, from quilting and sewing, to tiling and brick-laying, to virtuoso gestural painting. The Bauhaus weaving workshop, Islamic architecture and patterning, pre-modern American quilt design, Byzantine mosaics, and American post-war abstraction are all important sources for Valdez. Her works operate as a reflection of the body, and the histories that the body holds in its physical makeup: scars, sags, symmetries and asymmetries, and a lifetime of emotions. They have a physical presence, feeling as though they mirror something fundamental about one’s own presence and weight. This is just as palpable in the sculptural work as in the painting: clay holds its history in its surface and its internal chemistry, just as the human body does. The art object itself embodies these histories, encapsulating them and thrusting them as signals to the future.

Events

  • 09.10.14 Opening Reception | 6-8 pm |

    Please join us for an opening reception for the artist, Amanda Valdez on Wednesday, September 10, 6-8 p.m.