Exhibition runs until July 3, 2021
This exhibition is part of the 2021 Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
Amy Duval’s work is an attempt at creating metaphors for the simultaneously beautiful and messy nature of the human experience, while instilling a sense of hope that bursts forth from the chaos of destruction. Her wall mounted ceramic sculptures are made using a variety of building techniques, and are created through the consideration of an imagined marriage between two seemingly oppositional ideas: the mechanic and organic. What kind of new forms and structures would emerge from the combination of these differing concepts? Despite the perceived futility and trauma of destruction, the work is meant to contain energy and hope for new forms/systems/structures and ideas that can come into bloom in the aftermath. Working with the idea of the diagram as a mode for understanding the world, objects are placed in specific proximity to one another to create new relationships. These diagrams are a collection of paradoxes, chaotic and organized, systematic and organic. They are filled with references to the history of these objects and the vulnerability involved in allowing ourselves to imagine a future where they have the potential to to grow and expand into new territory and meanings.