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  Amy Myers
Spectral Bond, Light as Spiral
September 9 - October 11, 2015
 

Myers grew up with a physicist father and spent her childhood engaged in dialogues regarding the nature of the universe and scientific experimentation, and studying books concerning the molecular world and subatomic phenomena. Her drawings reflect her ongoing interest in Newtonian physics, which describes the behavior of the physical world at the macroscopic level, as well as her engagement with Quantum Mechanics, which delves more deeply and takes into account the fundamentally unpredictable nature of the universe at the particle level. She notes that “the constant changing nature of all things drives my work and guides my process.”
 
For this exhibition, Myers has created drawings in graphite, gouache, pastel and conté crayon in a wide range of sizes, from small-scale to 90 x 92 inches. Rather than working on a single piece of paper, multiple sheets of paper are added as the demands of her complex and imaginative compositions expand. The seams of the paper function as a system of latitude and longitude and aid in the creation of her drawings.
 
In Myers’ meticulously rendered drawings, a language of patterned and repeating abstract forms is combined with arcing, spiraling linear elements in multifaceted and fantastical compositions. The compositions are always symmetrical, though not necessarily centered on the paper, and the individual elements do not exactly mirror one another. Shapes open up, curve inward and out and evolve into other forms. The forms swoop and undulate, radiating from a central core or a darker cavity. In some instances they exhibit a centrifugal effect or appear to be rotating in space. Translucency is exploited to create dimensionality in space and to allow multiple elements to co-exist and overlap. The overall sensation is of unseen gravitational forces and elemental collisions coalescing into a singular moment of spatial and physical expansion.
 
 
The Ultraviolet Underground-PT1, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
92 x 104 inches

The Ultraviolet Underground-PT1, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
92 x 104 inches
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The Ultraviolet Underground-PT1, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
92 x 104 inches
DETAIL
 
Genesis of Language, Gellman's Dream, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
64 3/4 x 93 inches

Genesis of Language, Gellman's Dream, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
64 3/4 x 93 inches
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Spin Zero, 2014
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
65 x 67 inches
 
Origin of Quantrametronics, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
52 x 62 inches

Origin of Quantrametronics, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
52 x 62 inches
DETAIL

Spectral Bond- Light as Wave, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
74 3/4 x 79 inches
 
Light as Water, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
16 7/8 x 17 1/2 inches

Light as Spiral, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
16 x 20 1/4 inches

Light as Sound, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
20 x 12 7/8 inches
 
Light as Spray, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
15 x 20 1/4 inches

Photon Revealed, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
19 1/4 x 13 inches

Amino Acid Sequence I, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
6 x 12 inches
 
Amino Acid Sequence II, 2015
Graphite, gouache, pastel
and conté crayon on paper
6 x 16 inches
 
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