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Amy Bessone

20110103143018-bessone-houseago2 The Head, The Body, The Limbs   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Amy Bessone, Thomas Houseago at Rennie Collection at Wing Sang November 20th, 2010 - April 16th, 2011
Posted 1/3/11

The HeadThe head is what we look out of. Heads are what ideas float from, like the electric pulses that animate the body. Upon the sculptures of Thomas Houseago, heads are often bulbous and ragged or flatly fiendish things, brutally bashed-up balls of plaster with a couple of holes poked in. Often they’re absent. Amy Bessone’s painted craniums are fashioned with broad lyrical swipes, their curves highlighted with glancing off-white glimmers in reference to the porcelain figures that often serve as her m... [more]

Img_4376 SUPERNATURE at AMP   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Markus Amm, Charles Atlas, Amy Bessone, Guenther Brus, Dan Colen, Diohandi, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Charlie Hammond, Annette Kelm, Terence Koh, Thomas Kratz, George Lappas, Linder, Robert Longo, Lorna Macintyre, Sophie Mackfall, Jack McConville, Michaela Meise, Scott Myles, Sterling Ruby, Rudolph Schwarzkogler, Daniel Silver, Jannis Varelas, Jennifer West at AMP February 10th, 2010 - March 31st, 2010
Posted 3/23/10

              Are You Satisfied with Your Body! Let Me Prove I can Make You a New Man in Only Fifteen Minutes a Day! - Copy from advertisement for Charles Atlas' Dynamic Tension® fitness regime You don’t really see a muscle as a part of you, in a way. You see it as a thing... You form it. Just like a sculpture. - Arnold Schwarzenegger The exhibition SuperNature: An Exercise in Loads at AMP Gallery uses professional bodybuilders as its point of departure, focusing on the hyper-t... [more]

Interview with Amy Bessone  

ArtSlant's City Editor in New York, Trong Gia Nguyen, met with Amy Bessone just after the opening of her concurrent solo exhibitions at Salon 94 and Salon 94 Freemans (on view April 10 - May 23, 2008 in NYC).  They discussed Amy's new work, her relationship to both painting and sculpture, and her journey from New York to Europe to Los Angeles. Amy Bessone at Salon 94; Courtesy Trong Gia Nguyen Trong Gia Nguyen:  Tell us a little bit about your background and how you made your way to Los Angeles, where... [more]

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