May 13th – 6:00 – 10:00
Amy Podmore is a Sculptor and Williams College Professor of Arts. She has B.S. from the State University College at Buffalo, NY, and M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis. She has participated in many artists residencies and amongst them Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME.
Her work has been exhibit in ECCO Museum, Linea de Costa, Cadiz, Spain, Bell Gallery, Brown University Gallery, Providence, R.I., Predicaments, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, amongst others. to learn more about Amy’s work click here
I work with sculptural form, video and installation with a particular focus on implications of movement within the “still”. Inevitable in sculpture is its physical displacement of volume and its inherent stillness. I’m interested in how the three-dimensional form, in of itself, can preform the act of altering the current state of a space and movement. Much in the way that fiction acts as a marker of the real, I’m interested in utilizing actual or implied animation (through new media) in my 3-dimensional work to prod at questions about immobility and implied gesture. Alongside the issues of stillness, and in fact layered along with it, is a struggle to interpret, understand, and put into context my perplexity with human experience. Using images of the body, I try to capture poignant moments when existence is experienced in a complicated and ineffable manner.