Amanda Clyne's studio practice is driven by her interest in portraiture, representations of the feminine, and the affect of textiles and couture. Through digital and material processes, she dismantles images from the history of painting and contemporary culture to explore their contradictory promises of intimacy and spectacle, desire and futility, immortality and evanescence. Her final works portray the fragile nature of seeing and of being seen.
May 24, 2017, 7pm
The Power Plant, Toronto
231 Queens Quay West
My painting "Wallflower Series #1" has been purchased by the Framework Foundation to be auctioned off at The Power Plant on May 24, 2017.
Camp Oochigeas Paddle Project
"Imagine the Magic" Gala and Paddle Auction
November 2, 2016
1 Yonge Street
Inspired by Gwendolyn MacEwen's poem "Dark Pines Under Water" (inscribed on back of the paddle):
This land like a mirror turns you inward
And you become a forest in a furtive lake;
The dark pines of your mind reach downward,
You dream in the green of your time,
Your memory is a row of sinking pines.
Explorer, you tell yourself, this is not what you came for
Although it is good here, and green;
You had meant to move with a kind of largeness,
You had planned a heavy grace, an anguished dream.
But the dark pines of your mind dip deeper
And you are sinking, sinking, sleeper
In an elementary world;
There is something down there and you want it told.
Public Artist Talk at Sheridan College
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @12:30-1:30
Annie Smith Arts Centre
1430 Trafalgar Road
Sheridan College, Oakville
I gave an artist talk on the ideas and influences that drive my practice. Having left a corporate law practice in New York City to pursue art, I discuss my transition from art viewer to art student to professional artist.
March 24, 2016 at OCAD University
My work "Dior, Erased" will be part of Project 31 this year, an important fundraising event for OCAD University. Works from faculty and alumni will be auctioned to support OCAD University students. Proceeds from the sale of my work will be directed to support the Drawing and Painting program.
Papier 15 Art Fair, Montreal
April 24 - 26, 2015
Panel Discussion: Works on Paper as Works in Progress
Saturday, April 25, 2015, Noon
"Throughout much of art history, works on paper have been considered preparatory objects rather than final products. This talk, moderated by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, interim online editor at Canadian Art, will investigate contemporary iterations of paper’s provisional nature. Do today’s unprocessed photographs, erased sketches, and additive images hold clues about the art form’s history and potential?"
Presented by Canadian Art
Moderator: Caoimhe Morgan-Feir
Speakers: Jérôme Nadeau, Laura Simon, and Amanda Clyne
My painting Double Take (2009) now graces the cover of Canadian author Jane Rule's "landmark work of lesbian fiction", Desert of the Heart.
Thank you to Talonbooks.