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Amanda Reeves


(b. 1974, Canada)








Amanda Reeves paintings push up against boundaries of abstraction and representation. Approaching their construction intuitively and iteratively, Amanda allows the paintings to unfold their own structures, responding to them as they are made. The process of painting mirrors the process of their reading; ones perception evolves over time, adding a temporal aspect to the work that is unique to each viewer and is dependent on what they are bringing to that particular viewing. Using color as a signifier Amanda plays upon individual responses in a manner that leaves meaning open ended. In these paintings the physicality of the shapes and their inferred relationship to the body reflects the sensuality of paint and the beauty of uncomfortable color. The spatial and color relationships within the paintings shift and expand in association with paired and surrounding works, extending perception beyond the frame. Since graduating with honors from Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2005, Reeves has participated in numerous exhibitions. Her work is in the collections of the Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Medcan, Census Energy and EQ Bank, as well as private collections in Australia, Canada, Mexico, England and the U.S. Amanda was born in England, educated in Canada and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area."

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