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Amanda Dow Thompson

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Phantom Withdrawl, 2008 Carved Wood
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Phantom Withdrawal, 2009 Carved Wood 12 X 12 X 6 Inches
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Ghost Moth , 2011 Glass, Carved Wood, Resin, Video 30X8X8
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Phantasm, June 2010 Ink on Muslin
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Aphasia Wood 6'X1'
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The Holy Piece Wood 7.5" X 7.5" X 3"
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Foreign Body Wood, Stone 8"X 8" X 3"
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Coming Unravelled Wood 6' X 3' X 8"
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Half Empty Wood 3' X 3' X 8"
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Sky Lab, 2010 Charcoal, Ink & Resin on Ply 30" X 40"
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Half Full Wood 3' X 3' X 8"
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Untitled, 2012 Photography Poster Size
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Untitled, 2012 Photography Poster
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Untitled, 2012 Photography
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Swallow Hole, 2010 Charcoal, Pastel on Museum Board 32" X 40"
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Waterworn, 2010 Charcoal & Pastel on Board 30" X 40"
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Breath Out, 2010 Charcoal & Pastel on Museum Board 32" X 40"
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Pistol Water, 2009 Mixed Media 39 X 32 Inches
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Ghost Moth, October 2011
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Quick Facts
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.

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