Art + Design Exhibition: Dwell
Alumni Exhibition by Amy J. Dyck
Creating to stir up from below the surface of our shared experience that which is profoundly human and deeply meaningful, Amy J. Dyck draws and paints the human figure, an incredibly challenging and rich visual subject. Her realistic figures are intertwined with representational, abstract, and imagined form in void and nondescript spaces, as a way to explore the inner emotional and psychological world of the self. Through the traditional and beautiful mediums of mainly charcoal and oil paint, which have been favoured by the masters for centuries, Amy explores states of conflict, acceptance, and self-compassion as we wrestle, resist, grieve, love, and discover our resilience and inner strength, and emerge from the darkness more than we were before.
Amy J. Dyck is mostly a self-taught artist who has learned form research, reading, and studying the works of art left behind by masters. Her work is a unique blend of representation and expressionism; she strives to express something in the human experience that is deeper than what can be objectively observed by the trained eye. While Amy's work tends toward representation, it defies tradition; it is highly emotive and sensitive, and reflects her curiosity in the human internal landscape. Amy has been interviewed for CBC Art Minute, has had her work featured in art magazines, and has won awards in several juried art exhibitions. She teaches and demonstrates painting and drawing for all ages in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Her work is in collections in North America and abroad.
Opening reception and artist talk: October 17 @ 7PM
The SAMC Gallery exhibition program is an initiative of the Art + Design department, curated by Edith Krause.