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Recent Publications

  • Studio Visit Magazine, 2016 Winter edition competition
  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, National Review, 2016-17
  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, National Review, 2015-2016 - Shining II
  • The Foundry Gallery - A Mighty Dozen artist reception, Washington Post - April 5, 2013, 6-8pm
  • 'Outloud! Abstract Artists' at the Foundry Gallery, Artists Speak - April 3, 2013
  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, National Review, 2011-2012 - Mesa Solstice
  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, National Review, 2010-2011 - Untimely Blizzard
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran Gallery, Selected Work 2010 -- Garden Wall
  • Gallery Art Acquisitor 2009 magazine, p. 38. Click here to read full page. Two pics of paintings included. Written by Director Ruthie Tucker, of Amsterdam-Whitney Gallery.
  • American Art Collector, Alcove Books, National Review, 2009-2010 -- The Healing: We are Not Alone
  • American Art Collector, NorthEast, Alcove Books, 2008 -- Improve: Tribute to Miles
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran Gallery, Selectred Works 2008 -- Coming Home
  • Washington Gazette, July 2007 - Foundry Red Show, featuring River of Life

Writings

I enjoy painting as a reflection of an unfolding process of discovery, a metaphor for perception and awareness of inner spiritual seeing, unfolding in the medium of life. I clear my mind of any preconceived ideas of what should happen, what I might find, and dive into that holding field of the empty canvas. Letting the painting dictate what happens next, I feel my way along the journey, step by step.

Sometimes the journey goes full cycle, including once again the representations from the physical world, and sometimes it remains in the abstract world. Either way, a new coherence is reestablished: an interconnectness of all the parts to the Whole, and to a complex play of color, plane and line that live within the Unity the canvas holds. It is open to the viewer to participate in this dynamic through his or her own responses. I leave space for the viewer to enter and Recreate, participate in the painting to the extent he/she wishes to and hope that a resonance that uplifts and can heal within that mystery can be felt there. ( as he/she dives in deeply and resurfaces anew. )To me this process of discovery is like going on a deep dive into and beyond the form, then dissolving into chaos and unknown, and finally resurfacing in a new, reemergent form.

Amy Barker Wilson
Jan 31, 2007


Falling (far right) at Windsor Gallery Princeton NJ
Detail: Sea of Life, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"

All artwork 2007 - 2016 by Amy Barker-Wilson