One of our favorite artists, Brett Amory (who we’ve covered in Hi-Fructose Vol.20 and on the blog), will debut a continuation of his Waiting series for the show two-person “Dirty Laundry” with Adam Caldwell (whose studio we just visited) at Thinkspace in Culver City, CA on August 4. Capturing people in moments of anticipation, Amory’s paintings create an air of spontaneity with their loose brush strokes and expressive style. Going by a gut feeling, the artist takes snapshots of passersby on his iPhone (if you don’t follow him on Instagram already, you really should) and bases his paintings on these ephemeral images. Take a look at a few images from the show.
It has been a busy past few months for Oakland painter and cell phone photography aficionado Brett Amory. When I last visited his studio in March, he was getting ready to show his latest body of work, “Waiting 101,” at The Outsiders Gallery in Newcastle. This rising international art star shows no signs of slowing down, though. Before saying goodbye and taking off for England, Brett had already moved into a new studio across town and invited me to his space to see his latest body of work for a group show at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
Hi-Fructose favorite Brett Amory (Vol. 20) is getting ready to head to the U.K. to show his new paintings that take his Waiting series to a more high-tech dimension. Floating somewhere between documentation and meditation within a dusty palette of blurred brushstrokes, Amory’s latest body of work, Waiting 101, zeroes in on specific figures that have caught the artist’s eye on his regular commutes in Oakland, where he works.
Spoke Art released a new Brett Amory print over the weekend. The now sold out print is from of his series of works called Waiting. According to the artist, “The painting series entitled Waiting depicts the urban individual’s yearning for presence and the seeming impossibility of attaining it. The paintings portray commuters in transit immersed in either a quiet, even hopeful state or, alternately, an anguish of unfulfilled anticipation.“ See more photos after the jump.
If you’ve picked up our latest issue, Volume 20, you’ve likely seen the feature we did on fine artist Brett Amory. Amory’s abstract figurative work has been enjoying a considerable amount of success lately with shows at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City and Lazarides’ Outsiders Gallery in London. This weekend will celebrate the return of Amory to Northern California as he will be presenting an all new body of work at Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose. Hi-Fructose correspondent Shaun Roberts recently visited Amory’s Oakland studio to get a further look at his new work.
The convergence of East Coast artist Dan Witz (previewedhere) and West Coast artist Brett Amory (Vol. 20) at NYC’s Jonathan LeVine galleryprovided an intriguing study of how each artist uses light and time within theirrespective works. While Dan Witz is perhaps best known for his chaotic ‘moshpit’ scenes of clustered people and animals, his singular portraits contain aneerie yet religious use of light when contrasted with modern technology. Instark contrast to Witz’s hyper-realism is Amory’s loose, darkly lit studies ofurban life as he captures scenes of “waiting”, in which his figures are caughtin transitional, liminal moments, exposing our culture’s obsession with fastpaced living. View more work and opening night photos after the jump.