Amy Mahnick, Something to Respond to..
Larry Groff interviews Amy Mahnick for Painting Perceptions. They discuss her shift from studying sculpture to studying painting, the construction of her still lives, as well as her artistic influences.
If I don’t feel a real physical and emotional connection to the subjects I’m working with my painting is going to fail. And the act of painting itself is a communion of sorts rather than a detached observation for me. There’s a very direct, mutual dependency between the props and I, that’s established through my line of sight, where they become animated and reveal something through their contours and gestures etc. and in return give me something to respond to.
|Untitled 2001, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches|