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|Robert Xavier Burden|
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| Mandy Greer is a Seattle based artist who uses multiple mediums, particularly fabric, to create everything from small sculpture to large scale installations that explore relationships and transcendent myth building. Mandy will be exhibiting at the gallery as part of the "Lush Life 2" show in March 2010 and will have a solo exhibition in January 2011.
"A Small But Mighty Wandering Pearl"
" I make large installations that transform spaces into seemingly enchanted environments, creating full body experiences, like trespassing on a theatrical set. My current projects are about making visceral transitory states of the human emotional experience tangible through the overabundance of crocheted, knitted and sewn fabric. Bodily fluid output becomes the physical marker of the teeming inner life. My strategies for imagery are to present my own elusive interior narratives remade into archetypal tales. These “fairy” tales transcend the personal by mimicking theatrical illusions and tapping into our collective human mythology. I use animal and hybridized forms made up of the flotsam and jetsam of the thrift-store domestic, shoving the viewer into a vivid yet sometimes inexplicable world. I aim to wrap around and contain many paradoxes; the collusion of homeliness and glitz, hunger and indulgence, love and violence, the decorative and the meaningful, the diligence of the handmade and slovenliness of the animal realm. Every surface is laced with the hope that exhaustive labor holds the transformative power of Spectacle."
part of "Dare Alla Luce" installation
Costume work (photo courtesy Steven Miller)
Mandy Greer is a sculptor & mixed-media installation artist with an MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington (99’), where she held a Jacob K. Javitz National Graduate Fellowship. Mandy received a BFA in ceramics and a BA in English from the University of Georgia (96’) and went Phi Beta Kappa. In Washington, she has shown her work at The Bellevue Art Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Kirkland Arts Center; and in Seattle at The Henry Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, Soil Gallery, Consolidated Works and Priceless Works Gallery. She has also shown at the Tampa Museum of Art, Fl and Bucheon Gallery in SF. Her work is included in the books The Best of New Ceramic Art (1997), Fashion is Art (2003), as well as Soil Gallery, 10 Years (2005). Mandy’s work from 2000 can be seen in this video . She received a 4Culture Special Projects Grant (Seattle) and an Artist Trust Fellowship(Seattle) in 2004. In 2006, Mandy completed a commission of a permanent installation for the Children’s Center in the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Central Library as part of the "Library Unbound" series. She was featured in a 4-person show in San Francisco at The Lab, in 2006. Also in 2006 she had a room-sized installation at the Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, funded by a grant from 4 Culture and a City Artists Grant from the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, which was also seen at Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle. In 2007, Mandy made a debut in theatrical design with Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of A Tale of Two Cities. In 2008 Mandy had her first solo museum show at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, debuting her largest installation to date, Dare alla Luce, along with a survey of her work from the past decade, supported in part by a 2007 4Culture Special Projects Grant and 2008 Artist Trust GAP grant. A full-color catalogue accompanied the exhibition. She was also nominated for the Portland Museum of Art’s Contemporary Northwest Artist Awards for 2008. In 2009, Dare alla Luce will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in Portland, Or.