FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Figure, Fashion and Fame
Exhibition Dates: February 2-16, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5-8pm
Dacia Gallery proudly presents “Figure, Fashion and Fame" a recent works Solo Exhibition by Amy Whitman. “My collection of pen and ink drawings represents the figure in a unique style and is inspired by the creative elements, fantasies and history of the fashion world. I have always adored and collected fashion magazines and folios and am fascinated with the creative ways in which they present and style the figure. In my work, patterning techniques and graphic shapes present in couture textiles come together to create larger images filled with color and detail. My figures are adorned with bright fabrics and whimsical headpieces. Famous people have always played a role in fashion and I have included some of my favorite historical figures and portrayed them with a contemporary twist. Inspiration also came from other artists I admire who have taught us to see the figure in new and original ways - Picasso, Klimt, Van Gogh, Basquiat, and more currently, Cindy Sherman and John Currin”.
Amy Whitman is a mostly self taught artist and has spent her life pursuing her creative passions. After early careers as a kindergarten teacher and pediatric therapist, she studied art & design at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and the Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ. Her rich artistic background includes work as a muralist and calligrapher. She was also a docent at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions and is held by private collectors from the midwest to the east coast. Her work has also been featured for commercial use, most recently by the Montclair (NJ) Orchestra. Amy lives and works in Mountain Lakes, NJ.
For further information contact: Lee Vasu - Gallery Director
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
53 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002