Exhibitions | “Dwelling Place”

6am mixed media on canvas 48x36 2020 web

Amy Dryer - “Dwelling Place”

March 13th to 19th, 2020

Opening Reception
March 14th, 2020
1 - 4PM
Artist's Talk at 2 PM

My art has always reflected the story of my life. And since the emergence of my son into the world, my dwelling place has become a central focus. Parenthood brings with it a temporary movement inward. Whereas prior to my son I had explored foreign lands and new spaces, now —as I currently travel less — I have wondered whether my work would still reflect the complexity that my adventures provided me.

Over the past year I have developed a more extensive connection with my local environment and have aimed to see everyday places with fresh eyes. I have become interested in exploring the minimal differences that occur over time when focussed on a single subject: the changes in the people around me; the changes of the seasons and the garden; the changes in myself that are not unlike the flowers in the window; the changes in the inner and the outer landscape. In this, I see and explore the idea of change, the main constant in all of our lives, within the space of home.

- Amy Dryer

About The Artist

My gestural style - characteristic of German Expressionism - emphasizes the subjective expression of inner experiences. The truest picture of a moment - the figure of a place - occurs in a balanced abstraction of everyday perspectives. To convey this I combine line, form and colour to represent and yet slightly distort my subject matter. This creates a field of view that is both familiar and enigmatic.

Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2008, she was on the cover of Avenue Magazine as ‘Calgary’s Best’ and more recently she has been featured as a ‘Profiled Artist’ in both Essential Magazine and Galleries West Magazine. She completed an artist residency at Emma Lake Saskatchewan in 2009 and at The Banff Centre, Alberta in 2013. Amy’s paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada, and the US, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary, AB.

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Technique: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 48x36 in.

Price: $4,675 Cdn.

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