Mark Moore Fine Art is very pleased to present an Exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition by artist AMY MYERS titled “Ultraviolet Underground”.
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Amy Myers is best known for her large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings, which depict complicated worlds reminiscent of scientific patterns. Her father was a physicist, a fact often noted as an influence on the aesthetics and structure of her work.
Myers’ compositions, always balanced but never exactly symmetrical, seamlessly integrate layers of matter radiating from a central, often labial core. Some elements are comprised of soft, biomorphic forms, at times fleshy and pulsating, at other times wispy and iridescent. Other structures appear as webs of severe, geometric forms slicing through the multi-layered composition, reminiscent of cyborgian hybrids, industrial machinery, and the bio-mechanical art of H. R. Giger. Many elements of Myers’ works are reminiscent of human organs, particularly the vulva, a symbol of creation that relates to the cyclical recreation and renewal inherent to the mechanics of the universe. Myers’ art has clear ties to Feminist art, with notable visual similarities to Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of flowers, buildings, and landscapes, and Judy Chicago’s series of vulvic plates for “The Dinner Party.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Amy Myers (b. 1965, Austin, TX) is a New York-based artist whose large-scale abstract drawings and paintings simultaneously reference particle physics, biology, philosophy, the human mind, and the mechanics of the universe.
Myers has received numerous grants and fellowships, including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; Ellen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Studio Residency and Award at MANA Contemporary; and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Grant. Past residencies include Yaddo Artist Residency (Saratoga Springs, NY); Dora Maar House (Menerbes, France); and The American Academy in Rome.
Previous solo exhibitions include Mike Weiss Gallery (New York, NY); Mary Boone Gallery (New York, NY); Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles, CA); Danese Gallery (New York, NY); Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago, IL); and Dunn and Brown Contemporary (Dallas, TX).
Past museum exhibitions include The Sweeney Art Museum at California State University (Riverside, CA); Pomona College, Montgomery Art Center (Claremont, CA); and University Art Museum, California State University (Long Beach, CA).
Myers has artworks in the permanent collections of the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY); Pérez Art Museum Miami (Miami, FL); California State University Art Museum (Long Beach, CA); Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, IN); Greenville County Museum of Art (Greenville, SC); Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY); Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, CA); Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); and the American Express Corporate Collection.