Casita Maria is proud to present “SUPERGIANT,” a solo exhibition by Bronx artist AMY PRYOR, curated by Christine Licata. Throughout her practice, Pryor explores the intersections between marketing, commerce and the consumer along with the relationship of economics and capitalism to communities and culture. Pryor’s works offer untraditional and semi-abstract depictions of aerial and ground views that evoke and reflect on contemporary topographies that explore the interdependence and connectedness within urban and natural environments. On view at Casita Maria Gallery is a selection of Pryor’s recent mixed media collages on panel, canvas and paper as well as site-specific installations that incorporate painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Pryor’s work investigates how we perceive, record and categorize our world, both externally within our surroundings and internally through socio-psychological behaviors and habits. She transforms consumer packaging, recycled shipping materials, data, maps and imagery from aerial photographs into visual-verbal geographies. These found and re-appropriated commodities play a critically important role in her creative process. For the artist, collage is “an ideal medium, because it is a natural bridge between different visual expressions, material objects and images.” This infinitely variable medium allows for an eclectic mix of printing processes, painting techniques, ephemera and conceptual resources in her work.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
AMY PRYOR is a Bronx interdisciplinary artist. Pryor holds a B.F.A. in Art History and Sculpture from Ohio University, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Yale. Her work has exhibited at the New Haven Museum and throughout New York including: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Islip Art Museum, The Bronx River Art Center, 92YTribeca and No Longer Empty. She is an alumna of The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ AIM program and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Pryor is also a 2013 and 2015 recipient of the Bronx Council of the Arts’ BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) grant. www.amypryor.com