20/20 to such devices we have descended

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Phantom Withdrawl, 2008 Carved Wood
20/20 to such devices we have descended

29 Orchard Street
Lower East Side
Manhattan, NY 10002
December 11th, 2008 - January 5th, 2009
Opening: December 12th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wed - Sat 11 am - 7 pm, Sun 12 noon - 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Wood, sculpture


Amanda Dow Thompson    20/20: to such devices have we descended
The artist continues to explore themes of reality, questioning the state of things as they are or appear to be, rather than as one might wish them to be. The work of the upcoming show focuses more closely on culpability. Using repetition and a variety of media, ideas are stripped down, made angular and fleshless. Viewers are coerced into pragmatism, made to peer at images from multiple perspectives, to re-examine the idea of responsibility and acknowledge a sort of formless communal assent to the direction our world is taking.

Amanda received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in English Literature from The University of London.  She has studied Printmaking at the Royal College of Art and Graphic Design at The London College of Printing.  TV Espanola and Radio Cadena Sur in Spain and various London publications have interviewed her about her work. As well as showing with CH’I Contemporary Fine Art in Williamsburg, NY, she has also, more recently, collaborated with Antonio Moran and completed a residency at the Espacio Moran de Arte Contemporaneo in Caceres, Spain following her one person show there in 2005. Her drawings have been exhibited at The Royal College of Art and drawings as well as sculpture at Collins and Hastie Gallery in Chelsea, London.  She has participated in group and solo shows and art fairs in London, Amsterdam, and Sao Paulo and on both coasts of the USA.