“Dancing in the Dark” by Amy Weil at Established Gallery
On view December 12th thru January 3rd
Established Gallery is thrilled to Present Dancing in the Dark, a solo exhibition by Amy Weil that opens December 12th and will be on view thru January 3rd. In this new series of encaustic works Weil explores the process of balancing harmony and order amidst a chaotic time and place.*Due to COVID restrictions and the health and safety of our community we will not be holding an opening reception for this exhibition. Established Gallery will have public hours opening weekend between 12-6pm. Masks and social distancing are mandatory and entry will be limited to 6 people or less. After the opening weekend the Gallery will be open by appointment and hold weekend public hours.
About this exhibition
“My constant search to find beauty and harmony in a chaotic world has always been a motivating factor in my work. Time is never still, and entropy is a natural part of life. In my paintings, I create grids that have a certain order and structure through patterns, color and line, however it is the impulsive and intuitive part of me that needs to break this order down to reestablish the turmoil and discord that is inherent in nature.
The geometric and the organic are both integral to my idea of bridging lawlessness and order. The circles, ovals, graffiti, and other organic shapes playfully engage the more rigid structure of the grid.
I often start a painting with a feeling about a place or object: for instance, the light on my grandmother’s peeling wallpaper, for example. My original intention and chance will frequently collide during this process of creating a painting and the end result is often a dance between my sense of order and my impulse to let go and explore. Dancing in the dark is a metaphor for this process.
The transparency of the wax creates a window into the history of my mark making. It is not a linear process but rather very circular. Using encaustic and collage allows me to explore this idea of order and disorder on a very visceral level. Building up layers of wax and incising, scraping, and fusing pigmented wax allude to and reflect on the natural process of the natural world.”