Amy Van Winkle: Heat of the Moment
October 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Owen Contemporary is excited to announce a solo exhibition by Santa Fe artist Amy Van Winkle. Opening October 8, 5-7 pm. On view through October 21.
Amy Van Winkle creates by letting her intuition be her guide. By responding to the direction her work takes her at every new stage, each piece is unique. Her painting process involves heating up her medium (encaustic) and applying heat throughout all the layers of pigmented wax to make one cohesive painting. There are moments of surprise and discovery as she paints and heats her surfaces. Her paintings are about connection and contemplation, ideas that keep us present in the moment. While creating a painting, Amy is completely aware of all aspects of the process.
Building layers and creating history in the painting takes the viewer on a journey and embraces the emotions that come with it. In a world where moments of reflection and quiet examination are rare, viewing art provides an opportunity to observe, feel and be completely mindful.
Amy loves living in the Southwest, seeking out beautiful spaces and moments where she enjoys the gift of peaceful observation.