July 19, 2017

Amy Sollins ~ Introspective @ the Gray Loft Gallery

July 14 - August 26, 2017
2nd Friday Jingletown Reception: July 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Closing Reception: 
Saturday, August 26, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Introspection invitation 
Gray Loft Gallery

Amy Sollins is currently showing her amazing work at the Gray Loft Gallery. Press release from the Gray Loft Gallery:  

Sollins creates charcoal drawings of her possessions, including her grandmother’s cast iron doorstop, underwear, jewelry, and other inanimate objects that have meaning for her, revealing a whimsical nostalgia for sacred and personal artifacts. 

Uprooted from the context of her life, the artifacts are drawn on large white pieces of paper, floating and swimming, disregarding the natural laws of gravity. She draws with the softest charcoal possible so that the dust falls in shadows, enhancing the objects from her personal mythology and that of her heritage. The result is a surreal narrative, where scale and context are less relevant than emotive charge, and the everyday, inanimate object is poetry. She is interested in the difference between perception and reality, and her work is rooted in the ways in which the scale of objects and their meanings may be opposite and the same—at the same time; the unity of opposites, the co-existence of being and non-being.  

Sollins is known earlier in her career for her intricate abstract paintings – of which a few will be on display in the gallery.   

A Baltimore native, Sollins earned her M.F.A. from the California College of Arts in Oakland, California, and her B.A. from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Art, Fresno Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Richmond Art Center and numerous galleries.        

 2889 Ford Street, #22
Oakland, CA 94601

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