Artetude Gallery, is delighted to announce, “Grounded: Meditations in the Human Form,” by renowned sculptor Amy Medford. Medford’s new work will be featured at Artetude Gallery beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2013 through October 15, 2013 with an opening reception to be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.
In her latest exhibition, “Grounded: Meditations in the Human Form”, Medford endeavored to expose a truth, relation and connection between the earth and the human form. Medford’s work is rooted in ancient Eastern conceptualizations of death, birth, and renewal. These themes are manifested through her principal subject matter, the human form. Medford explains, “in order to reflect a personal connection to the human spirit ... a successful piece will resonate with the viewer, evoking a response to the truth that the work strives to employ.”
Medford seeks to cultivate her visual language and reveal, “ man’s endless fascination with the human condition...our relationships with ourselves and others.” Amy Medford accomplished her objective to refine her visual language with this body of work. The substantial bases of her pieces succinctly express form, earth, grounding and their interconnectivity.
Medford was born and raised in New Jersey, received her A.B. in Theater History from Cornell University, and went on to earn an apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier where she mastered the “lost wax” technique of bronze casting.
The artist later traveled to Italy, her “spiritual home”, to study stone carving and further her practice of bronze and clay work in the small town of Pietrasanta, a Tuscan city made famous by Michelangelo’s affinity for the local stone.