AMY STACEY CURTIS BLACK & WHITE & RED
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Amy Stacey Curtis, from Lyman, Maine, is the Maine Arts Commission's 2005 Individual Artist Fellow For Visual Art and the recipient of three Good Idea Grants. Curtis has scheduled ambitious solo-biennial installation exhibits from the year 2000 through at least 2010. Each exhibit of large-in-scope work takes place in a different Maine community's vast abandoned space and requires audience perpetuation. Curtis has committed to this work to convey that we are a part of a whole, that everyone and everything is connected and affects. To support these installation exhibits Curtis completes drawings to exploring each theme.
Until now, I have drawn only to support my installations, the drawings a preface to each solo-biennial theme. After my most recent biennial drawings, my drawings of light, I couldn't stop drawing. Something opened. For the first time in my life, I began drawing just to draw. This has been both liberating and inspiring; I spend much more time physically creating and a little less time in my head. And, I think that the freedom I have allowed myself to experiment on paper, from making mistakes to discovering new marks, can be nothing but essential to my overall work process.
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