Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Opening Reception: "Coiled Terrain", Thursday, November 10th, 6:30-8:00pm
November 10 - December 11
Thursday, November 10th
6:30 - 8:00pm
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Amy Genser’s exploration of paper as medium began in a papermaking and bookmaking class while studying for her graduate degree in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Art school led her to paper, but growing up in the northeastern United States and her year round visits to the beaches of Rhode Island inspired her love of the natural world. She masterfully manipulates paper to satisfy her obsession with color, texture and pattern while composing works undoubtedly influenced by her fascination with organic forms and natural processes.
Genser’s work grows from piles of flat paper into textured, three-dimensional constructions. Manipulated by her hands, each piece of paper is stacked, rolled, and cut, creating growth rings of color.
“I often look to the natural world for inspiration. I am fascinated by the flow of water, the organization of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed. Aerial views of our landscape are compelling; becoming quilt-like when viewed from above.”