April 7 – 30, 2022
Opening Reception: First Thursday, April 7, 5-8pm
Virtual Artist Talk to be featured during the artist’s Shift Gallery Instagram Takeover April 10-16, 2022.
In Amanda C. Sweet’s latest collection “Upwelling,” expressive lines and colors rush to the foreground of layered paintings. Viewers can observe five gestural motifs: brushstrokes, pathways, currents, cairns, and reflections. While the motif partly informs each work’s development, surprise discoveries are also welcome throughout the process of creation.
Masking fluid is applied in swift strokes with custom, multi-jointed brushes in between thinly-sprayed applications of colors and textures. The commitment to producing works of compelling visual harmony and elemental balance through this process means working through many layers of material—even scrapping efforts and starting over from scratch—until the desired arrangement finally emerges. The resulting pieces entice the viewer with a delightful sense of spatial intrigue and depth.
Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 4pm, face coverings enccouraged (policy subject to change).