Wednesday, June 1, 2011

This Mix-media Art Gives A Creative Spirt Wings

I have been CRAZY about the artwork of Amy Rice for months now, ever since she was introduced to me by a fan on facebook (of all things!) And the fact that her art is hanging in my store for the month of June is so amazing!      Sweet, delightfully unexpected, and whimsical; if this art dosen't bring a smile to your face you must be broken. She uses many different methods to produce these mix-media masterpiece, many of which I have dabbled with over the years myself, but the fact that she dose them all within one work- I am feeling SO inspired!! 
Amy will be teaching an informal printmaking class here at the shop one evening this month (date to be determined). I can't wait!

Amy Rice: 
Beginning with not-so-traditional print making methods (hand cut stencils and a Japanese Gocco printmaking toy) Minneapolis based mixed-media artist Amy Rice makes original, one-of-kind pieces by additionally employing acrylic, gouache, ink and collage. Her “canvases” range from weathered wood panels and found objects to antique envelopes, age-worn love letters, and found journal pages yellowed with time. 

Rice draws inspiration for her work from childhood memories, both real and imagined (or just slightly exaggerated with time), the urban community in which she lives, vintage botanical prints, her dog Ella, bicycles, street art, gardening, random found objects, collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright silliness and things with wings. 

Amy Rice has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US, Canada and in the UK.

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