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"Amy Marletta: Over the Top"
2004-08-04 until 2004-08-24
RED Gallery of Contemporary Art
UK United Kingdom
Amy Marletta studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, specialising in Time Based Art. Since graduating in 2002 she has exhibited in various galleries, including The Changing Room; Stirling, and Emerged; Glasgow. She also received the Dundee Visual Artist Award '04. Marletta's recent work involves using a range of materials and techniques, such as painting, drawing and collage. She is mainly interested in working tith and onto domestic materials such as curtains, blinds and furniture and using vibrant enamel, gloss and spray paint.
"I started to paint onto different surfaces to escape from flatness and restrictive edges. By experimenting with different materials including thread, fringes and pins, I try to extend these works beyond their edges creating a sense of movement." - Marletta
Marletta is creating new work for RED gallery, using the structure of the gallery space as a keystone from which the lines and edges will grow. Drawer fronts that are hinged together sit zigzagged across the gallery floor. Paintings and drawings are extended from their surface, letting lines and pattern continue beyond their edges, and creep from one room to the next.
Using colour, pattern, and intricate motifs, Marletta unifies the gallery space and creates a loose maze through which the viewer can wander to create an almost limitless sensation that the work might gradually leap out beyond the gallery‚s confines. Introducing haphazard materials along the way, Marletta creates an environment that curls and meanders into illogical yet striking conclusions.