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Dreaming the Rural Cityscape

by Sophia Powers
Sarah Amos' new works on paper offer a uniquely pre-modern glimpse on a post-modern landscape. The artist was born in Australia, and takes inspiration from the traditional aboriginal dot painting of the outback. Such work immortalizes the poignant particularities of the desert landscape-- the valley where a great uncle died, or the mountain where a second cousin ascended as a boy and descended as a man. These intimate histories are each inscribed in a precise and abstract language of dots and lines that have recently been celebrated by the champions of Western modernism for their formal reso... [more]
Posted by Sophia Powers on 12/9/07