Lot 23 - Amy Gardner - Boudiccas Bath
Screenprint, bubble painting, spraypaint
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for Dawns New Horizon
Curated by Spirit of Boudica
Amy Gardner is an Australian born, London based multi media artist, best known for her bold use of colour and uplifting images. The driving force behind her work is celebrating womanhood, the power of women supporting women, and respectfully nodding to the movement and ‘history of effort’ gifted to us from generations of women before us.
Amy is particularly interested in the experience of women, the hidden labour, and the physical movements of women. She often uses found image from 1950’s advertising archives to smash the ideal of the 'perfect woman' illustrating just how archaic, yet prevalent in contemporary culture these ideals are. Bringing an instinctive and playful element to her work; she is non-apologetic, non-conformist, and bold in her approach. Her artistic output isn’t planned; it's very much from a place of following urges, instincts, and flow. Every new season of work tells a different story.
To amplify the message of celebrating our imperfections and embracing our uniqueness Amy deliberately works outside of the realm of printing standards; mis-registering, imperfect hand cut stencils, as well as pushing and disregarding perceived limits. In this respect, her work could be seen to hint at the often subtle ways in which women have historically subverted the constraints of their 'allotted' roles.
Amy merges many print mediums, lino, screenprint, and monoprint, often combining them with gestural flow like movements (or swooshes and splats), ink pulling, collage and photography. She uses energetic movement, colour, and flow to produce her work. Her tools, outside of the print studio, are wide and varied; spatulas, squeegees, tea towels, brooms, rolling pins and wallpaper brushes.
Amy works from her home studio as well as from communal print studios across London. Her work can be found in various private collections worldwide and currently exhibits with a number of galleries across the UK, and sells at various international art fairs. Amy also is the founder of Aunt Joy Gallery, a collective of female artists who are looking to make a dent in the rubbish statistics on the representation of women in art, while also paving a smoother path for young female creatives. www.auntjoygallery.com
"The Other Art Fair" Brooklyn, Zerospace, November 23
"Art Car Boot Fair SHOP" November 23
"East Art Fair, Punk Gods" Shoreditch, November 23
"Festival Of The Girl" Aunt Joy Gallery, Islington, October 23
"Holly & Co launch" Holly Tucker, October 23
"Art For Youth", Mall Galleries, October 23
"Reality Does Not Impress Me" Dynamite Gallery, Coffee & TV, Clerkenwell, October 23
"Art Car Boot Fair goes POP!" Kings Cross, September 23
"London Paste Up Festival" Shoreditch, September 23
"Bunch Of Egos" Brixton, July 23
"Urban Art" Brixton, July 23
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