Amy Minchew, “Requiet”
December 15th, 2018 – January 19th, 2019
Opening Reception: December 15th, 2018
“‘Requite’ is an exploration of the tumultuous relationship we as human beings have with nature, and the capacity to recover quickly on both parts. I find myself horrified by what we have done to this lavish world we have been fortunate enough to live on, but I am equally as horrified by what nature does in defense of herself. It is this ongoing cycle of destruction, defense, and recovery which captivates me, but also terrifies me. I think it is quite clear who is going to come out the victor in all of this and the subjects of my paintings are surrendering to the inevitable. I am compelled to see the beauty in natures attempts to annihilate a harmful and disruptive presence, and as grim as it might seem, there is a sense of justice in it all.” – Amy Minchew
About Amy Minchew
Amy was born just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in 1986, the second of five children. Her early homeschool experience with its flexibility and versatility allowed her the freedom to explore her creativity under no confines or limitations, and her imagination was fueled by 80’s fantasy films, J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing, and classical music. Her work revolves around the female figure with added elements and influential symbols of her past and present represented by flora, art nouveau ornaments and frames, and mandalas interwoven throughout, demonstrating juxtaposition and balance. Amy’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited worldwide.
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