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Amy Boone - McCreesh: Ceremonial Splendor
May 6- June 17, 2011
Opening Reception, May 6, 2011, 6-9pm
School 33 Art Center is pleased to announce Ceremonial Splendor, a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Amy Boone-McCreesh. One of School 33 Art Center’s 2010 Lotta Art Best in Show winners, Boone-McCreesh is interested in exploring the cultural distinctions between functional items and decoration and revisiting these themes in the context of contemporary art. Found objects, second-hand fabrics, celebratory ephemera, repetition, and the amassing of materials and mark-making are her primary vehicles for expression. She maintains a contemporary aesthetic while evoking imagery of rituals, tradition, and ceremony. The work is colorful, celebratory, vibrant and full of visual rhythms. The sculptures navigate the space between Formalism and enthusiasm; they are contained bursts of energy and artistry.