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Amy Myers: Centric 60
August 29—October 29, 2000
For more information or visuals, contact Stacey Atchley, 562.985.5761

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The University Art Museum is pleased to announce Amy Myers: Centric 60. In Myers’ first museum exhibition, the UAM will present a selection of the artist’s ink, charcoal, and graphite drawings. At once monumental in size and delicate in execution, Myers’ pieces are intricate abstractions that simultaneously recall meticulous scientific illustrations and the imagery of sci-fi fantasy. Crisply rendered organic and geometric forms are relieved by soft, gestural echoes, creating a sense of subtle undulation. Myers, the daughter of a particle physicist, attributes the development of her artistic style to an early exposure to mathematics and science.

Born in Taylor, Texas in 1965, Amy Myers is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA program. She has exhibited at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco and the Berkeley Art Center, and will be seen at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago following Centric 60.

The exhibition, a continuation of the Centric program, is the latest in an ongoing series of small, timely exhibitions dedicated to introducing the UAM audience to artists that have not previously shown their work in the area.

In an April 1999 review, Art Issues writer Mark van Proyen described Myers’ work as containing a “multiplicity of associations running the gamut from Neolithic inscriptions to cybernetic fractals...held together by a deft quality of line that splits the difference between the mechanical and the expressive.” Van Proyen surmises that the profound effect of Myers’ “precise permutations and persuasive vertigo” can “hypnotize the viewer like few lines I have seen.”

As part of the UAM’s educational outreach programming, Amy Myers has generously collaborated on a drawing project with over forty children at Miller Children’s Hospital and Lafayette Elementary School, both in Long Beach. The children have created collaborative and individual images that have been assembled into a large 6 x 20 foot drawing, which will hang at the main branch of the Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, from July 15—September 17, 2000.

On Saturday, September 23rd, Amy Myers will participate as a panel member in Contemporary Discovery: Consequences of the New, a full-day symposium organized by the UAM and featuring noted artists and educators from across the country. Myers will share her career experiences during and since graduate school.

There will be two UAM@noon programs related to the exhibition. On Tuesday, October 3rd, there will be an informal gallery talk, and on Tuesday, October 10th, a musical ensemble will perform. Both events begin at 12:15pm. The public is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks.

There will be a public reception for the artist in the UAM galleries on Friday, September 22nd, from 7—9 pm.

Exhibition sponsors include Todd Hosfelt, Louis Schump, and Scott Olivet.

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