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2019 Atlanta Biennial
| Atlanta Contemporary
Co-Curated by Phillip March Jones and Daniel Fuller
January 17-April 7th, 2019


Chain Chain Chain | Jeff Bailey Gallery
Curated by Maxwell Taylor-Milner
September 15-October 28th, 2018
Opening Saturday, September 15th, 6-8pm

Untitled (Hands) | 2017 | ink and gouache on paper | 22 x 30 inches

The Unlikey Whole ArtYard
Curated by Lucinda Warchol
Group Exhibition including works by:
Amie Cunat, Mariel Capanna, Osamu Kobayashi, Amy Pleasant, Kenny Rivero, Rudy Shepherd
September 15-December 30, 2018


Installation view of Osamu Kobayashi and Amy Pleasant Repose drawings at ArtYard's The Unlikely Whole

Tom Swope Gallery | Hudson, New York
Amy Pleasant: Torso Drawings with Sculpture From Antiquity
Opening September 8th, 2018, 6-8 pm

Standing Torso
 | 2017 | ink and gouache on paper | 30 x 22 inches







I want to thank the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for adding me to the list of Fellows for 2018.  I look forward to the work that is to come.



Thank you to South Arts for naming me the recipient of the 2018 Alabama State Fellowship.  




RECENT News

The Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia, Athens, banner commission
Opening September 8th, 2017 and will be on view until October 2018.

walking, running, marching, following, leading, stepping, escaping, fleeing, forsaking, protesting, treading, proceeding, stomping, moving, migrating, immigrating, seeking, finding, hoping, leaving, vacating, forgetting, remembering, casting, replacing, burying, reviving. | 2017 | acrylic on un-stretched canvas | 216 x 144 inches




Everybody In The Pool
ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Group exhibition, June 1-August 30, 2018

Turning II | 2017 | oil on canvas | 12 x 14 inches


Focus III: I'll See It When I Believe It
 

Works from the collection of Jack and Rebecca Drake
Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
June 1st-August 4th, 2018

detail, Untitled (Pink Cloud) | 2007 | ink and gouache on paper | 24 x 22 inches | Collection of Jack and Rebecca Drake


Everywhere and There
Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, Alabama
Sam Bornstein, John Dilg, Amy Pleasant and Christina Renfer Vogel
Curated by Bryce Speed
July 12-July 29th, 2018
Opening reception Thursday, July 12th, 5:00-7:30 pm

Two Bodies | 2015 | oil on canvas | 12 x 14 inches


Keeping Time
| Chelsea Music Festival
Visual Artist-In-Residence | June 8-16, 2018
Works will be on view at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, and the General Theological Seminary, New York, New York

Animation still from the project Merge, collaboration with Orlando Thompson


More or Less, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
April 19-June 9, 2018
Opening reception, April 19, 2018 6-8 pm

Read a review of this exhibition by Kriston Capps in the Washington City Paper here

Untitled (Bust Front) and Untitled (Bust Back) | 2017 | ink and gouache on paper, 13 5/8 x 25 ½ inches


Design Hudson, Oliver Bronson House
Jeff Bailey Gallery
Friday, May 25-Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Reclining Figure, Torso 3,
and Torso 4 installed in the Oliver Bronson House, Hudson, New York



Fool,
JuiceBox, Denver, Colorado
April 6-May 19, 2018
Featured artists include Mindy Bray, Andrew Farris, Roberto Jamora, Mark Posey, Sarah Boyts Yoder, Amy Pleasant, Kevin Perkins, Victor Machado and Brian Willmont.




Shorthand
, The Neon Heater, Findlay, Ohio, April 5-27, 2018
Opening reception April 5th 

Turning III | 2017 | oil on canvas |  12 x 14 inches


Strange Making
, Apothecary Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Eleanor Aldrich, David Onri Anderson, and Amy Pleasant
March 22-25, 2018
Opening Reception, March 22nd, 2018
Looking Down | 2015 | oil on canvas | 12 x 14 inches




NADA New York

Jeff Bailey Gallery | March 8-11, 2018
Brenda Goodman | Amy Pleasant



Review of Writing Pictures in World Sculpture News
by Dorothy Joiner



Recent Acquisitions 2017

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama
Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia



Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama
,
Curated by Jennifer Jankauskas, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, November 18th, 2017-January 21st, 2018
Opening reception November 30th




Those Spaces
, Dane Carder Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
November 3rd-30th, 2017
Opening Preview, November 3rd, 5:30-8:30 pm 
Saturday, November 4th, 6-9 for the Wedgewood/Houston Art Walk

Untitled (Torso), 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches



Jeff Bailey Gallery, Life's Rich Pageant, Hudson, New York
October 14th-November 25th, 2017
Including work by:
Black Lake / Jesse Bransford / Julie Evans / Danny Ferrell / Louis Fratino / Chris Freeman / Chie Fueki / Jim Gaylord / Brenda Goodman / Elliott Green / Lonnie Holley / EE Ikeler / Cindy Ji Hye Kim / Haley Josephs / Seth Koen / Wayne Koestenbaum / Cotter Luppi / Martin McMurray / Benny Merris / Andy Mister / Bob Mizer / Donna Moylan / Ruby Palmer / David Pappaceno / Amy Pleasant / Jim Richard / Alyse Ronayne / Alexander Ross / Pete Schulte / Jered Sprecher / Marc Swanson / Don Voisine / Evan Whale




Writing Pictures, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, solo exhibiton, September 15-October 28th 2017, opening reception September 15th
detail of Collection, acrylic on canvas with grommets, 120 x 96 inches



Different Beginnings, Curated by Platform Platform, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Z.B. Armstrong, Bobo, Morgan Canavan, Amy Pleasant
September 28-October 29th, 2017




Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, Collaboration with Hammock and Orlando V. Thompson, April 29-October 8, 2017, opening reception May 25th.  





AN EXHIBITION IN TWO PARTS
Adams and Ollman, Portland, Oregon
JUNE 9–AUGUST 12, 2017 
 
During the summer months, Adams and Ollman will have on view a two-part group exhibition that explores the contemporary female body as sign or symbol. The metaphors of "blason anatomique", a historic poetic convention of objectification, are the jumping off point for this exhibition which surveys the ways that artists alternately codify their own bodies' representation using oppositional, hybrid forms which offer visions of strength and power. In the exhibition, abstraction is frequently employed as the figure and its parts are re-coded as stylized forms and reinvented as new totems, signs and symbols. 

Jeff Bailey Gallery will show work at the Dallas Art Fair, April 6-9, 2017



Review Continuity and Change: Amy Pleasant in Augusta,  BURNAWAY, by Brett Levine


Amy Pleasant,
Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, January 12th-February 3rd, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, January 12th 6pm, immediately following lecture

 

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