Don't Worry, I Have a Map: New Works by Amy Rice
Saturday, October 9th, 6-9pm
October 9 - November 29, 2009
Local artist Amy Rice draws inspiration for her work from childhood memories. Embracing the sometimes fickle nature of memory her narratives frequently fill in the gaps with fantasy or a touch of exaggeration. Her paintings incorporate not-so-traditional printing techniques, such as hand cut stencils and Gocco, collaged with acrylic, gouache and ink drawings on “canvases” that range from weathered wood panels to age worn love letters.
In her new exhibition, Don’t Worry, I Have a Map, Rice has decided to embrace her present with the same romanticized view she has of the past:
I have been daydreaming on the shapes of old picture frames, the silhouettes of tiger lilies, bees and chickens, vintage camper trailers, swan paddleboats and true love.
… in this body of work I have made a shift, I am painting my present and mapping out my future. –Amy Rice
Amy Rice has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. She is also the founder of Spectrum Artworks, an award winning non-profit arts organization dedicated to assisting adults living with mental illness. This will be her first solo exhibition at Soo Visual Arts Center.
Photography by Rik Sferra