Yesterday, I received an email from the CoproGallery letting me know about the special web preview to Amy Sol's new show, “The Wilderness Buffet.” It's a small collection of new works created with acrylic on wood panel, that emphasize Amy Sol's adoration of nature, inner exploration, and musings of latent ties that bind living things with earth and consciousness. Each scene interprets a gentle ceremony of creatures in a realm bathed with energetic patterns; the subtly muted tones seem to suggest the colors themselves are alive, yet sleeping. Sol intends to convey within the slightest meandering details, a gentle entangling of curiosity, playfulness, and introspection.
Though the style of Sol's work is greatly influenced by a combination of manga, folk-art, vintage illustration and modern design, she remains a self taught artist. She has dedicated many years of her life mixing pigments and mediums to achieve a unique color palette of subtly muted tones. The artist works intuitively from the beginning to end of each piece, with the intent that each painting's theme or message can be interpreted subjectively. Within these delicate works, you may often find whimsical landscapes populated with exotic plants, animals and females… Amongst the expressions of each character are notions of peaceful reflection and a sense of companionship. Amy Sol spent her childhood years in Korea, and then moved to Las Vegas, NV where she currently lives and works.
What: Amy Sol, “Wilderness Buffet” – Nicoletta Ceccoli, “Babes in Toyland” – Stella Im Hultberg, “Penumbra”
Opening Reception, Saturday November 7 – 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Exhibit runs; November 7 – November 27, 2009
Where: Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404