Upcoming and Current Exhibitions and Events

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.

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

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

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

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


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.

, 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.  

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

Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York, October 29th-December 18th, 2016
Opening reception, October 29th, 6-8pm

About Face
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, October 24th-December 4th, 2016
Philip Guston, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Rashid Johnson, Mary Reid Kelley, Arnold Kemp, Amy Pleasant, and Carrie Mae Weems. Curated by Marc Ethan Mitchell


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