Amanda Valdez Solo Exhibition: Taste of Us @ Denny Gallery
January 11 - February 17
Opening reception Jan 11 6 - 8 pm
261 Broome St - New York City
Amanda Valdez’s current body of work are colorful, multimedia works, populated by shapes that oscillate between representation and abstraction. The works have a very strong physicality, immediacy, and sense of embodiment. Various materials- embroidery, acrylic paint, fabric and canvas- are sewn together to become continuous, integral elements of the work. Sewn elements are not delicate. Fabric and stitches do not cede to painted elements, and the overall effect is one of materials acting out, asserting themselves in the process of making. Yet the final work gives a sense of holistic embodiment, wrangled from the potential anxiety of fragmentation.