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Sam Amato "Selected Work"

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Flower At Early Morning, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 41 1/2 X 38"
Sam Amato "Selected Work"

Bergamot Station G6
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
June 26th, 2013 - July 27th, 2013
Opening: June 29th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://figgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
fig@figgallery.com
PHONE:  
310-829-0345
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sat, 11 - 5
TAGS:  
landscape, figurative, modern
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Sam Amato’s new work continues themes he has examined in the last couple of decades.  These include Bodhisattva figures and mandalas, as well as his paintings of chairs and nature.  The artist’s style evokes a spiritual path, the moments of searching, contemplating and discovery are clearly visible in his work.  His mystical figures are contemplative and humble, yet powerful and bold.  It is tempting to say he paints empty chairs, however Amato’s chairs relate directly to his spiritual figures and speak of the same mysticism and inner awareness, as if to suggest the sitter had evolved to a higher existence.  And, when the artist works with nature, whether a simple flower or a blossoming vista, the inwardness shifts to a celebration of color, patterns and markings, leaving human concerns behind.