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Amy Kuttab: Art at Division February 2012

Amy Kuttab
Living Cartography

To make these images, I observed and drew particular events, people, animals, plants, and surrounding environments as they are, imposing no fixed stillness on them, to map levels of movement within the predetermined frame of paper, wood, or canvas. Images that move beyond the frame are not drawn, and the form is created by the accumulated loose marks based on the movement of the subject, as well as the slight changes of my own physical position. This method evolved from an attempt to draw my father, a man too restless to be a traditional model. The result of the drawing session was a much more pleasant experience, and an image that felt far more honest and interesting.

The subsequent layers on vellum or paint act as intuitive color and emotion based on the memory of the time spent observing and drawing. The final images combine the perceived with the imagined and remembered. –

Opening reception is 4pm-6pm Sunday, February 19th.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
4525 SE Division Street
Portland, OR
M-F: 6AM-7PM / S-S: 7AM-7PM
TEL: 503-230-7702

Curator Contact Info:
Wendy Swartz