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Artist in Residence Talk: Darkness and Subject and/or Object

August 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Theater - CTAC-Petoskey

Hamilton_Like This XIVIn 2015, CTAC Artist in Residence, Amanda Hamilton, decided to return to painting after almost a decade spent largely on video works.  She spent a few months playing around with paint and making a mess, trying to feel less “rusty” about painting.  Through that process she became really curious about darkness.  

In her talk, she’ll discuss the development of her painting practice over the last 2 years.  Amanda has been considering darkness as a subject (as in “night has fallen” over a landscape) and as an object (as in “what is this thing?”).  She works with oil or acrylic paint on both paper and stretched canvas.  Though some of the works begin with a scenic landscape -nostalgic, familiar, somewhat photographic- she also pursues the loose gesture or rough mark making that draws awareness to the surface of the canvas as an object.  Poking at the tension (something like water’s surface tension) of the canvas surface and its double role as both holding the illusion of deep space and being simple stretched cotton with globs of paint on it.  She’ll share both conceptual and material growth and changes that will doubtless be reflected in the work she will be making during her time at Crooked Tree.  

Learn more about Amanda Hamilton and CTAC’s Artist Residency Program.

This event is free and open to the public.

Image: Amanda Hamilton, Like This XIV 


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