Shrill Relish and Other Stories
March 7 – April 11, 2015
Junkyards, trash scatters, and piles of detritus are all irresistible to me. I have spent years combing the woods of North Florida, where people still drag their old appliances out to be used as target practice and then left to disintegrate. The decay process changes the shape, color, and texture of each item, yet through years of exposure to cold, rain, heat and fire they still maintain some aspect of the original object.
These longs walks have given me a large collection of found objects, which I have been combining with prints in a series of assemblages, dioramas and installations. As a print maker, I am experimenting with ways in which prints can move beyond the bounds of the traditional two dimensional edition and into three dimensions. Throughout this research, I have been discovering connections between print processes, found objects, and the three dimensional structure.
Amy Fleming received her M.F.A. from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. She has shown her work in solo, group, and juried exhibitions. She has received awards from the Alliance for the Arts in 2004 and the Robert Rauschenberg/Barrier Island Group for the Arts in 2001. Fleming has also participated in several residency programs, including Atlantic Center for the Arts. Currently, Fleming is a Printmaking instructor at Florida State University.