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Amanda Dow Thompson

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Birthplace
Japan

Birth year
1965

Lives in
New York

Works in
Education

Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), 1991, 1994
University of London, 1984, 1987

Representing galleries
Causey Contemporary Fine Art

Tags
photography, sculpture

Statement

My work explores the relationship between reality and illusion. I am constantly wrestling with the contradictory themes of individuality and conformance, exploring one's sense of identity. Solid pieces illuminated in the flickering light of the video, create temporary, translucent marks. Marks that flicker, spin and dissolve, whisper or shriek according to light, time and the viewer’s perspective. There is a sense of metamorphosis; as pieces which start as replication, spare and unadorned, begin to flesh out in layer, abundance and color. With obsessive repetition, and as the lines between positive and negative blur, the sculptures, more air than matter, create a world where shadow is more vivid than solid, where the transient is more evocative than the permanent and where individuality battles conformity. Above all, the work asks the viewer to consider whether the beguiling can have as much resonance as the truth.

Recent Exhibits

Amanda Dow Thompson participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2011 Ghost Moth, with photographs by Andrew Garn
Causey Contemporary
 
Jun, 2010 Phantasm
Causey Contemporary
 
Dec, 2008 20/20 to such devices we have descended
Causey Contemporary
 
Jul, 2008 Five Elements: Group Sculpture Exhibition
Causey Contemporary
 
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Causey Contemporary
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