The exhibition of Amanda Wojick's recent works in The 1912 Gallery will be shown until March 22. The gallery will be closed March 10-14 during the College's spring break. Otherwise, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
Amanda Wojick creates work with an economy of means. She uses surprising, inexpensive materials such as Band Aids, rubber bands and Styrofoam in her sculptural paintings. Her work can be seen almost as an antidote to the pompous heyday of abstract expressionism. She is anchored in the tradition of abstraction but conveys a subtle sensitivity.
Her exercises in arbitrary formalism come across as both whimsical and intelligent, giving a refreshing twist to art for art's sake, and an interesting spin by not repeating chewed-through questions such as what to paint, and how to paint.
Wojick completed master of fine arts degrees at Bard College and at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a bachelor of arts degree at Colgate University. She serves currently as associate professor of art and head of the sculpture program at the University of Oregon.
Her work has been recently exhibited in Oregon, New York, Ohio, Toronto, Washington, and Florida at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Nin Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo Arts Studio, SPACES Gallery, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Whatcom Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, AWUA Art Fair, Affair at the Jupiter, Everson Arts Museum, Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles, Earlville Opera House, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Colgate University, RCCA: the Arts Center of the Capital Region, and other locations.
She is a commissioned artist for publication in Critical.Productive V1.1, a new journal of architecture, urbanism and cultural theory edited by Milton Curry.
Wojick has received significant awards and grants from Sculpture Space, the Oregon Arts Commission, the University of Oregon, the Ragsdale Foundation, the Portland Art Museum, Alfred University and Bard College.