Amanda Gentry, "Beginning"
“Beginning” by Amanda Gentry is a testament to the elements that we cannot change. There is a slight dichotomy embedded in that statement: to a certain degree all work that is created is determined by the creator. Gentry uses the kiln in her ceramic practice as a place where one only knows to expect the unexpected to happen. By experimenting with different temperamental glazes and atmospheric firings fueled by wood or gas, Gentry surrenders her work to an array of elements that she has no control over, and the results are a momentous expression. Amanda Gentry’s work is the merger of a technical and emotional ceramicist. Infusing each work with impeccable craft to underlie the specificity of each form, Gentry creates sculptures filled with care and intimacy. Assembled from flat pieces, then smoothed through sanding, she forms curved bases that gently sway with a subdued playfulness. These inflated shapes are both strong and pillowy, a reminder that softness can be strength as well. Amanda Gentry received her BFA in Design from Boston University, College of Fine Arts, where she minored in Sculpture and Art History. She has had solo shows at Brainforest Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Lillstreet Annex Gallery, and a two-person show at Matthew Rachman Gallery. Amanda Gentry is a MANA Contemporary artist and lives and works in Chicago.
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