Wow, this snuck up real fast. Opening next month at myplasticheart is Amanda Louise Spayd’s second solo show of 2012, Origins of the Forest. Channeling the magic of last year’s blow out exhibition, Late Season, Origins is rooted in the rustic, woodland themes we’ve come to love and expect from Mandi. And just in time for the Fall!
“I feel most at home when I am in the woods,” Amanda writes from her studio in rural Ohio. “This show is sort of my homage to the forest – the textures, colors, legends, and animals that live there or are the representation of that place. Expect to see more furry creatures than I usually do, as well as a selection of sort of Bavarian folk art-inspired colors and designs. Summer is beginning to wind down, but the forests are still very vibrant and alive.”
Scent-sations aside, textures are indeed another element that Mandi consistently nails; just look at the face of Wooly, above. Weathered and cracked like dry leather. Just incredible.
Origins of the Forest opens Sept. 7th with an opening reception from 6pm to 9pm. Mandi will be in attendance! Show runs through Oct. 7th.