Amy Pleasant

Around And Between

January 3 - 8, 2015

In Around And Between, Amy Pleasant will exhibit new work, her first show in Nashville since 2003.  

This new body of work features paintings and a series of cut outs, which exist somewhere between painting and sculpture, some hung on the wall and others arranged on a platform like remnants from an archeological dig.  Pleasant plays with painting’s physicality and materiality as well as the tension between figuration and abstraction.

Amy Pleasant (b. 1972) is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA and currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.  She received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.  She has held solo exhibitions in New York City at Jeff Bailey Gallery as well as Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA.  In addition, she has held solo exhibitions at The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, CANDYLAND, Stockholm, Sweden, Rhodes College, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Her work has been included in group exhibitions in venues such as The Knoxville Museum of Art, The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, and The U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.  Pleasant’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, ArtForum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, The Commercial Appeal, and Burnaway.