Amanda Gentry Abstract Sculpture - Rock Me Twice
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Amanda Gentry
Rock Me Twice

2015

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"Rock Me Twice" by Amanda Gentry articulates the theme of serious play. Monumental and leaning towards the sky, the two spires are the afterimage of two cathedral pillars Gentry sees outside her home and studio. These two cathedral towers are Gentry's halfway point between her home and artistic practice. By surrendering "Rock Me Twice" to the elements of different temperamental glazes and atmospheric wood or gas firings, the work is exposed to constituents Gentry has no control over. The artist also introduces the work to the idea of motion; the work is meant to be rocked. The work, then, is an accumulative meditation on time, environment and artistic interaction. Amanda Gentry’s work is the merger of a technical and emotional ceramicist. Infusing each work with impeccable craft to underlie the specificity of each form, Gentry creates sculptures filled with care and intimacy. Assembled from flat pieces, then smoothed through sanding, she forms curved bases that gently sway with a subdued playfulness. These inflated shapes are both strong and pillowy, a reminder that softness can be strength as well. Amanda Gentry (b.1973, Long Beach, California) is a Chicago-based sculptor working in clay. Her work is the result of dedication to form, material, and process, driven by a determination to reveal what is essential at the exclusion of the non-essential. She is a DCASE grant recipient and exhibits work nationwide, recently exhibiting at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (San Angelo, Texas). Gentry received a BFA in Design with a minor in Sculpture from Boston University.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 21 in. x W 13.5 in. x D 6.5 in.H 53.34 cm x W 34.29 cm x D 16.51 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU49531615963
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