Leaves to Landscapes: Abstracts in Precious Metal Leaf

Date: November 2, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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Phone: 413-625-9833
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Salmon Falls Gallery
1 Ashfield Street
Shelburne Falls,, MA 01370

Amanda Quinby’s art takes its richness from the precious metal leaf she is attracted to: 6-24kt Golds, Silver, and Palladium are just some of the metals with which she gilds her art. The works glow softly in the muted tones of the natural metals, as if you are viewing fine jewelry for your walls. Simple designs add to the quiet beauty of these wall panels. In Quinby’s own words:

Nature is almost always the point of departure for my work. While I embrace a minimalist aesthetic, these works remain within the realm of the representational. The panels for this show are a study in form - the essential shapes that comprise a tree, a flower or a landscape. The unique qualities of the gilded surface, combined with color and the mercurial play of light, result in images that exemplify my response to nature as my subject.

My work has also evolved from my appreciation for the history and practice of the gilding craft and a desire to explore and expand on its traditions. I use materials and techniques that have not changed much since the Middle Ages but apply them in new and non-traditional ways. The images and textures in each piece are built up of multiple layers of gesso to create a bas-relief dimensionality.

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