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Objects of Desire, exhibition view

installation art
2018, wall painting, framed works on paper, custom shelves and flooring, mixed media garlands, found objects, mesmerism pendant lights. 12’ x 10’ wall

Fruits of our Labor II

Fruits of our Labor II
Fruits of our Labor II, 2017 Acrylic, foam, fabric, mixed media, cut paper, found objects 31” x 28” x 22”

Inherent Strength

Inherent Strength, 2016, Mixed media and found objects on cut paper, 49" x 42.5" x 3.5"

Too Loud for me to See, Digital mash up pattern, 2016

Pattern created digitally using images of previous works, both two and three-dimensional. Used and installed in the site specific installation "Too Loud for me to See" which utilizes mixed media objects and blends two and three dimensional worlds.

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Amy Boone-McCreesh creates multi-media artwork that addresses the clash between handmade and technical processes with an allusion to granduer. A decorative and maximal aesthetic often fuel her work, which aims to poke at ideas surrounding cultural and visual taste. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (2007) and a Masters of Fine Arts from Towson University in Maryland (2010).  Amy completed a two-year fellowship for emerging artists with Hamiltonian... more

Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire is a site-specific installation featuring new works. The work in this exhibition considers the commodification of beauty; often operating as a signifier of culture and taste while widening social and economic gaps. Visual markers of taste in architecture, design, and history are utilized to poke at conceptions of luxury in Western culture. The collection of sculptural mixed media works on paper draw from domesticity and maximalist color palettes, operating somewhere between textiles, drawing, and collage. Boone-McCreesh also partnered with designer and stylist Jess Hammer to collaboratively create a series of pendant lights and to transform the gallery space.

The exhibition features an adaptation of a prior installation, The View. This piece creates a space meant to be reminiscent of looking into or out of an idyllic view. Views, in our neighborhoods and our surroundings are the thing we pay a premium for, yet the scene being viewed is ultimately free. Our surroundings, domestic and geographic are also an indication of access and economic structure. Naturally-inspired garlands and man-made surfaces clash in this piece to create a space that is both immersive and contained. All of the work in the show is multi-media, employing accessible materials as well as technology to further the conversation around consumption and craft.

Taste and Privilege

Taste and Privilege was a site-specific exhibition installed at the Cora Miller at York College in Pennsylvania in the fall of 2017. The exhibition contains works on paper, sculpture, custom-seating, and installation. Through this visual vocabulary the show aims to question the roles of privilege in visual taste and the culture of "good" and "bad" taste. The exhibition is sectioned into "rooms" by color and media, culminating in an installation on the back wall titled "The View". Viewers are invited to sit on custom ottomans to look "out" into the space beyond the interior of the gallery. This piece is intended to bring light to what we consider to be of value in our daily lives, one for most is a view of the outdoors, a space which is free. When buying property or reserving a hotel room, the view often comes at a premium.
The exhibition as a whole dances around the idea of aesthetic taste and the way it forms culturally. Maximal installations and works on paper, as well as sculptural forms and intense color combinations are the primary vehicles for the show.

  • The View

    The View
    "The View" site specific installation at York College in Pennsylvania. 2017 Wood, latex paint, mixed media garlands, wall vinyl 332” x 135” x 107”
  • The view, exhibition view

    The View
    The view, exhibition view, 2017 Mixed media garlands, wood, vinyl, latex paint, 332” x 135” x 107” Shown with custom ottomans for seating
  • The View

    The View
    The View, 2017 Mixed media garlands, wood, vinyl, latex paint 332” x 135” x 107”
  • Taste and Privilege exhibition view

    exhibition view
    Taste and Privilege exhibition view, at York College in PA, 2017
  • Fruits of our Labor I

    Fruits of our Labor I
    Fruits of our Labor I, 2017 Acrylic, wood, fabric, mixed media, cut paper, found objects, 47” x 24” x 21” A sculptural piece that exists somewhere between tabletop, pillar, and sculpture. Using maximal decorative elements to reference fruit, or excess, and how we choose to spend our money in the Western World.
  • Fruits of our Labor II

    Fruits of our Labor II
    Fruits of our Labor II, 2017 Acrylic, foam, fabric, mixed media, cut paper, found objects, 31” x 28” x 22” A sculptural piece that exists somewhere between tabletop, pillar, and sculpture. Using maximal decorative elements to reference fruit, or excess, and how we choose to spend our money in the Western World.
  • Taste and Privilege exhibition view

    Taste and Privilege
    Mixed media installation "Taste and Privilege" at York College in Pennsylvania.
  • Depictions of Power

    Depictions of Power
    Depictions of Power, 2017 Center wall: Custom fabric, vinyl, mixed media garlands Pillars: Acrylic, foam, custom fabric, mixed media garlands, floor vinyl 7’ h x 13’ w x 10.5’ d Pillars range from 3.3’ to 4.5’ Part of the exhibition "Taste and Privilege" at York College in Pennsylvania
  • Depictions of Power

    Depictions of Power detail
    Depictions of Power, 2017 Center wall: Custom fabric, vinyl, mixed media garlands Pillars: Acrylic, foam, custom fabric, mixed media garlands, floor vinyl 7’ h x 13’ w x 10.5’ d Pillars range from 3.3’ to 4.5’ Detail view
  • Taste and Privilege exhibition view

    Taste and Privilege exhibition view
    Taste and Privilege exhibition view, 2017 Corner view of a larger exhibition. Featuring mixed media works on paper, sculpture and custom ottomans for seating

Works on paper and sculptural forms 2017- 2018

Mixed media and collage works on paper and sculptural forms made in the last two years. The paper pieces aim to explore a decorative and maximal aesthetic while employing collage and efficient ways of connecting and folding paper to create organic shaped drawings. The pieces in this category are worked on both sides and then cut and folded to reveal the visual vocabulary on the back. Decisions on compositions are made as more pieces are cut and folded, creating an intuitive process that is rooted in pattern, mark-making, and paper manipulation.
The Sculptural pieces are made with a variety of materials but often include custom patterned fabric that has been cut and manipulated on wood forms with mixed media garlands.

  • Shop til you Drop

    works on paper
    2018, Mixed media and collage on paper with found objects, 52” x 34” x 3”
  • Status Symbols

    works on paper
    2018, Mixed media and collage on paper, 66” x 44” x 3”
  • Animal Skin Rug

    works on paper
    2018, Mixed media and collage on paper, 66” x 39” x 1”
  • Souvenir Change Purse (wish you were here)

    works on paper
    2018, Mixed media and collage on paper, "55” x 29” x 1.5”
  • Decro Foliage I

    Decro foliage I
    Decro foliage I, 2017 Mixed media on cut paper, 44” x 30” x 2” installed with wall vinyl and latex paint of opposing colors
  • Decro Foliage detail

    Decro foliage I, detail, 2017 Mixed media on cut paper
  • The Have Nots

    The Have Nots, 2017
    The Have Nots, 2017 Mixed media on collaged and cut paper, 42" x 32" x 2" Based loosely off of a hand bag form
  • The Dance

    The Dance
    The Dance, 2017 Mixed media and fabric on cut paper, 47” x 28” x 1.5” installed with custom-pattern wall vinyl and latex wall paint
  • Window

    window
    Window, 2017 Wood, custom patterned fabric, mixed media garlands, cut paper, 44” x 32” x 3”
  • The Wedding Party

    Wedding Party
    The Wedding Party, 2017 Wood, Custom patterned fabric and wall vinyl, mixed media garlands 34" x 29" x 2"

Works on Paper

Three-dimensional works on cut paper with mixed media, found objects. Created between 2015 and 2016. This body of works aims to continue my exploration of fusing two and three dimensional works while referencing decoration and the development of abstract spaces.

Installation Views 2015-2017

These exhibitions feature site-specific constructions that combine two and three dimensional mixed media with vibrant collections of paper, textiles, found objects, and digital processes. The work is celebratory and exuberant, expressing the human impulse to push spatial and imagistic boundaries. The vinyl patterns in both installations were created specifically for these spaces and were made from imagery borrowed from previous works on paper using digital collage manipulation processes.

  • Too Loud to See

    Too loud to see
    Too Loud to See, 2017 Custom pattern paper, mixed media garland, led lights, sound Installed at the Peale Museum, Baltimore, MD. Accompanied by layered sounds of extinct birds for the exhibition "Birdland and the Anthropocene"
  • Too Loud to See

    Too loud to see
    Too Loud to See, 2017 Installed at the Peale Museum, Baltimore, MD. Accompanied by layered sounds of extinct birds for the exhibition "Birdland and the Anthropocene"
  • Too Loud for Me to See

    Installation view, 2016 Mixed media, cut paper, found objects, custom patterned paper and vinyl
  • Too Loud for Me to See

    Detail View, 2016 Mixed media, paper mache, found objects, cut paper, custom vinyl and paper
  • Pattern 2

    Second version of pattern used in custom vinyl and paper wrappings for installation "Too Loud for me to See". Created using photographs from first installation of this piece as well as the original module for Pattern 1. 2016
  • Tint and Repeat exhibition view

    Digital pattern printed on wall vinyl, sculpture, interior house paint and mixed media
  • Tint and repeat pattern

    Pattern created with digital collage by scanning old drawings and reworking in photoshop. This pattern was repeated and printed on custom vinyl wallpaper
  • Tint and Repeat detail

    Custom pattern vinyl wallpaper and "Totems" sculpture
  • Tint and Repeat detail

    Custom pattern vinyl wallpaper and fabric wall sculptures
  • Tint and Repeat exhibition view

    Mixed media sculpture, vinyl, interior house paint, and silk wall hanging

Patterns and Still lives

A large supplemental component of my work is to create patterns and new imagery by referencing only my own visual vocabulary. The patterns shown here were created using digital collage processes of previous images of my own work. The product is a self referential new image or pattern that then gets printed on vinyl, fabric, or paper to be used again in sculptural forms and installations.

In 2016 I also started a new series that utilizes many of the same principles as the pattern making but results in a singular image. The still life series is a combination of photography and some digital manipulation. The subject matter for the still life photographs are old artworks, studio props, and materials I often use in my studio.

  • Napoleon pattern

    Pattern digitally created using previous artworks (scanned and photographs) made specifically or a site specific exhibition at Napoleon gallery in Philadelphia, PA
  • View of Napoleon pattern in exhibition setting

    Custom Vinyl created from Napoleon pattern, imagery created using previous artworks for this exhibition. 2016
  • Inherent Strength pattern

    Pattern created to be printed on vinyl and installed with the works on paper "Inherent Strength" and "Pineapple Beehive" 2016
  • Pineapple Beehive pattern

    Pattern created to be printed on vinyl and installed with the works on paper "Inherent Strength" and "Pineapple Beehive" 2016
  • Pineapple Beehive and Inherent Strength

    Pineapple Beehive and Inherent Strength works on paper installed with custom patterned vinyl, made for these works (shown in previous images) 2016
  • Yellow spots pattern

    Pattern created using scans of previous works on paper. Digital Collage. 2016. Printed in fabric and vinyl to be used in other artworks.
  • Studio Still Life 1

    2016, Photograph, inkjet print on Rives BFK, Depicts previous artworks, objects in studio, and custom printed fabric
  • Studio still life 2

    2016, Photograph, inkjet print on Rives BFK, Photo of previous artworks, custom fabric and objects in studio
  • Studio still life 3

    2016 Photograph with digital manipulation, inkjet print on Rives BFK Photograph of previous artworks, custom printed, patterned papers, objects in studio
  • Moving Patterns animation

    Screen shot of Moving Patterns animation, 2016-17, Browser animation created with css and html, animates patterns that I have created and allows for color shifts and moving portions

Anything Sacred, Hamiltonian Gallery

Site-specific installation at Hamiltonian gallery in Washington DC during May/June of 2014:
Anything Sacred was an exploration of my celebratory aesthetic combined with formal design elements. The exhibition is an immersive installation with a preponderance of 2D and 3D visual media. The work covered the walls and floors, and was filled with patterns culled and re-mixed from past bodies of work: previously created drawings, paintings and collages were scanned, cut, re-pasted and combined. The result was a temple to visual excess: a colorful, maximal experience that immerses visitors fully in the visual lexicon through painting, sculpture and drawing. A look at self referential imagery and the malleability of meaning once an image is once or twice removed from it's origin.

Sculpture

Various sculptural and installation views from exhibitions between 2012-2014

Sculptural Wall Hangings

This category displays soft sculptures in wall hanging formats that reference painting. My interest in the wall hanging stems from ceremonial objects, the traditions of textiles and weaving, as well as decoration and how it operates in interior design. All of these influences speak to the social structures associated with "decoration". The pieces hang on the wall, like a painting, to operate as an object of status.

  • Everyone is Safe

    2012 Foam, plastic, thread, yarn, found objects, beads, fabric, interior house paint
  • Yellow Snake

    2015, Mixed media and inkjet print on silk, plastic and wall vinyl, 60" x 50" x 2"
  • New Culture

    2010 Fabric, foam, found objects, felt, paper, wood
  • The Bear That Walks Lying Down

    2012 Cut fabric, paper, plastic, hand-made yarn pom-poms, found objects, wood, thread, glue
  • Into the Void

    2012 Cut paper, fabric, rubber, found objects, wood, interior house paint 63" x 43" x 3"
  • Little Chief Rising

    Fabric, cut paper, artificial flowers, fur, rope, thread, wood, found objects
  • The Baby

    2012 Cut fabric, paper, sequins, yarn, found objects, feathers, wood, interior house paint 63" x 43" x 3"
  • The Simple Life

    Cut fabric, paper, found objects, wood, feathers, hand-dyed rope 2011 43" x 60" x 2"
  • All Idols Fall

    2011 Cut fabric and paper, yarn, found objects, thread, glue on stretched felt 43" x 72" x 4"

All that Glitters

"All that Glitters" was a site- specific mixed media installation, pictured here both at Katzen Art Center at American University, Washington DC and Harford Community College in Columbia, MD.

"All that Glitters" explores the nature of social and visual hierarchy as determined by the importance of gold. Recycled materials, found objects, tape, and paper mache object were combined with formal design elements to create a space that felt visually overwhelming, yet organized.

  • All that Glitters

    Installation at Howard Community College Fabric, paper, plastic, paper mache, acrylic paint, glitter, found objects, vinyl, wood, tape, hand-made confetti 2013
  • All that Glitters detail

    Installation at Howard Community College Fabric, paper, plastic, paper mache, acrylic paint, glitter, found objects, vinyl, wood, tape, hand-made confetti 2013
  • All that Glitters detail

    Installation at Howard Community College Fabric, paper, plastic, paper mache, acrylic paint, glitter, found objects, vinyl, wood, tape, hand-made confetti 2013
  • All that Glitters detail

    Installation at Howard Community College Fabric, paper, plastic, paper mache, acrylic paint, glitter, found objects, vinyl, wood, tape, hand-made confetti 2013
  • All that Glitters

    Installation at Howard Community College Fabric, paper, plastic, paper mache, acrylic paint, glitter, found objects, vinyl, wood, tape, hand-made confetti 2013
  • All That Glitters installation

    Mixed media installation at Howard Community College
  • All that Glitters detail

    Katzen Art Center
  • All that Glitters

    Installation at Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC. Fabric, paper, plastic, paper mache, acrylic paint, glitter, found objects, vinyl, interior house paint 2013 Dimensions Vary

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