Amy Sol "Numina" @ Corey Helford Gallery, Culver CityJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012
Amy Sol, a former Juxtapoz featured artist, is set to open a new body of work, Numina, at Corey Helford Gallery on March 10, 2012. From the looks of the preview we have seen, the 10 new acrylic-on-wood panel paintings will some of Sol's best paintings to date. The layered washes and color details look to place Sol's characters in an even more dreamlike existence.
Corey Helford writes, "Inspired by the word 'numinous,”' Sol selected Numina as the title for her new exhibition, based on the curvature of its letters, feminine qualities, and sound alluding to magic and mystery – all elements embodied in her latest collection of paintings. 'I often choose words for not only the meaning but the shape and sound of the word itself,”' Sol notes.
"Her most expressive show to date, Sol’s process is more free form than before, exploring color and technique in unexpected ways. 'In a way, I feel I have tapped in to a primitive creative energy that first compelled me to paint when I was a child. Exploration is the primary goal of each piece, with composition and palette guided by intuition and instinct,' Sol adds.
“Numina will feature ten new acrylic-on-wood panel paintings, infused with Sol’s signature soft colors, dream settings, delicate washes and loose layering of acrylic paint. Her aesthetic balances between illustration and painting while her narrative combines ethereal settings with animals and female figures. 'The characters in each piece are participants seeped in adventure and dream logic'.”
March 10—28, 2012
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, California