On Thursday I saw the below artwork, “Transforming Masses,” on Madewell’s blog and immediately loved it. It’s promoting new works by the artist, Amanda Barr, on view at the Williamsburg outpost of Brooklyn clothing boutique, Bird. The work is based on her recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she worked in a printshop on mono prints. There are also landscapes and portraits inspired by a science fiction concept involving fields of gases and minerals and alien bodies that are metamorphosing and diffusing. I love her use of color and the dreamy compositions. To me, “A Foreign Sea” is reminiscent of Chagall. I’ve also included a sampling of some older, more whimsical multimedia pieces at the end.
A Foreign Sea
Bringing Good News
Older works from Branch Gallery
Earth Boulder, Fire Boulder, Sky Boulder
Hippo with Flowerflage
Beached Whale of Nightime