Emerging artist Amanda Gentry unveils a new series of nine works in the exhibition titled Expanding, which explores the pillow as a metaphor for the mental and physical weight of the human experience. Gentry’s repetition of hundreds of swollen and sealed vessels has a restless, uncanny effect, while her delicate use of color and soft materials render the unconscious state of sleep. Featuring some objects made in the Art Center’s Cerf Hill & Sagan Ceramics Classroom where Gentry took classes, the exhibition marks the first major solo show for the artist.
Gentry applies clean minimal design to her modular relief sculptures, addressing the passage of time and gaining of knowledge. The artist also introduces large-scale installation into her practice for the first time with the debut of two new pieces that reflect the artist’s hand, as well as the inclusion of works highlighting physical impressions made by members of the artist’s community.