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Drawing Installations 2

Over the past several years, I've been developing a body of temporary works that draws thematically from my works on paper and allows me to experiment with the forms that interest me on a large scale. Like my other work, I think of these pieces as drawings - they're made with similar materials (paint and paper), and there are many parallels with my other work in terms of the way they're put together (both make use of collage as a fundamental strategy, for instance). These "wall drawings" afford me different kinds of opportunities from my smaller drawings, however - primarily the chance to more aggressively make use of space, dramatize the page with atmospheric lighting, and to envelop/implicate the viewer.

  • Better Waverly

    Site specific drawing installation for "High Contrast" at CCBC Catonsville, MD, 2014
  • Para-Site

    Four details of a site specific drawing installation for the Sondheim Semifinalists' Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • Para-site

    Panoramic view of a site specific drawing installation for the Sondheim Semifinalists' Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • Grid Plan

    Three views of a site specific drawing installation for "The Neighbors", American University Art Museum, 2014
  • Drift

    Two detail views of a site specific drawing installation for Olin Gallery, Washington and Jefferson University, 2014
  • Drift

    Two detail views of a site specific drawing installation for Olin Gallery, Washington and Jefferson University, 2014
  • Drift

    Detail view of a site specific drawing installation for Olin Gallery, Washington and Jefferson University, 2014
  • Pump Fake

    Site specific drawing installation for NoMA Bid project with Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Rover

    Two views of a site specific drawing installation for Maryland Art Place Benefit, Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • boomtown

    Site specific drawing installation for Birke Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2013

Drawing Installations 1

Over the past several years, I've been developing a body of temporary works that draws thematically from my works on paper and allows me to experiment with the forms that interest me on a large scale. Like my other work, I think of these pieces as drawings - they're made with similar materials (paint and paper), and there are many parallels with my other work in terms of the way they're put together (both make use of collage as a fundamental strategy, for instance). These "wall drawings" afford me different kinds of opportunities from my smaller drawings, however - primarily the chance to more aggressively make use of space, dramatize the page with atmospheric lighting, and to envelop/implicate the viewer.

  • Co-dependency

    View of a site specific installation at "House, Dignified", Area 405, 2013
  • Loop

    Wall drawing, Towson Town Center, for Maryland Art Place "Impact" Public Art program, 2013
  • S.O.S.

    Two views of a site specific installation at Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA, 2013
  • Edge City

    View of a site specific installation at the Pearl Conard Gallery, the Ohio State University, Mansfield, 2013
  • Gathering

    Two installation views of a site specific piece at Bridge Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.
  • Greenmount

    Site specific installation for "Beyond the Parking Lot", Artisphere, Arlington, VA, 2012.
  • Back Alley

    Two installation views of a site specific piece for the Sondheim Semifinalists Show, Artscape, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2012.
  • Limn

    Three installation views of a site specific piece at the Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2012.
  • Walkshed

    Three installation views of a site specific piece at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, 2011.
  • Import

    Three installation views of a site specific piece at Volta 7, Basel, Switzerland, 2011.

Recent Drawings III

This group of drawings are representative of a body of work presently underway - though related to the landscape concerns of my past work, these works have more in common with the subjective organization of my installations than my older drawings, and more extensively capitalize on the metaphoric potential of landscape idioms.

Recent Drawings II

This group of drawings are representative of a body of work presently underway - though related to the landscape concerns of my past work, these works have more in common with the subjective organization of my installations than my older drawings, and more extensively capitalize on the metaphoric potential of landscape idioms.

Recent Drawings I

This current body of drawings build on the landscape concerns of my earlier work while also pulling in idiosyncratic personal iconography. Begun during my residency at the Embassy for Foreign Artists in Geneva, Switzerland (April-June 2015) this work continues.

RFP

An open ended drawing installation picturing Baltimore through massed drawings of its structures and the words and images of city residents, "RFP" celebrated the ideal of an open city that actively welcomes and functions on behalf of all its residents. Constructed entirely at EMP Collective's downtown locations (a vast, raw former commercial storefront in the Bromo Tower District), “RFP” was built and evolved all day, every day, over the course of two months. Throughout, visitors were welcomed into the space as I worked, and encouraged both by me and by the design of the piece to contribute (a large central table beckoned with tape, pens, and paper piles – some slips blank, others with prompts encouraging reflection on the city and our places in it, like “I feel the most like I belong here when…”, "this town needs...", and "Baltimore is..."). Though the exhibition closed February 28th, the visitor additions, which were thoroughly documented, are being compiled into a book.

More information and documentation on the project can be found at: www.rfpbaltimore.org

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About Amanda

I make drawings and drawing installations based on my explorations of and encounters with the city. Often working on site, outside or in my car, I read the landscape for found fragments of language and record the poetics of vacant lots, moveable type signs, billboards, and rowhouses with ink and other... more

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