Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Sarah Amos
April 6 - June 30, 2019
Sarah Amos will speak about her work in a free public presentation at the Huntington Museum of Art on May 16, 2019, at 7 p.m. A reception follows. The artist will present a three-day workshop at HMA titled “Image Weaving with the Multi Plate Collagraph Technique” from May 17-19, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (304) 529-2701 for workshop fee information.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Sarah Amos studied at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne and earned her MFA from the Vermont Studio Center/Johnson State College. She is a Tamarind Institute-trained Master Printer, and is represented in corporate, public and private collections nationally and internationally including the Time Warner Collection, New York; the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Permanent Collection, New Hampshire; and La Trobe University Museum, Melbourne. In addition to her active artistic practice, Amos teaches at Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire.
A self-described “visual archaeologist,” Sarah Amos creates dynamic, multi-layered prints, drawings and textile works that combine impressions of the external world with the personal experience of memory. These often-large-scale abstracted explorations of form and pattern call to mind the textiles found in indigenous and ancient cultures. Amos is inspired by the psychological power inherent in ritual and ceremonial masks from Africa, Asia and, particularly, the American Mardi-Gras Indians who wear flamboyant, hand-crafted full-body costumes. She is fascinated by the concept of embellishment as both physical and emotional camouflage.
Sarah Amos, The Narrows, 2016. Collagraph and mixed media on felt; 64” x 78”. Image courtesy of the artist.