December 1, 2018 – January 19, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 12-5 pm
Amy Rice’s artwork presents wildlife at its fullest. Her affection for the outdoors manifests itself in vibrant reds, yellows, purples, blues and greens – from rolling fields of flowers ready to be gathered to isolated flora depicted stem, root, and all. Having studied the anatomy of flowers and invested time into growing her own, Rice’s work is both a study and celebration of her wild subjects.
Rice also imagines her future in her paintings. As she writes, “I’m not satisfied anymore with just having a big garden; I now want acres of stripes of living colors. I want my fields to be my canvas and flowers to be my paint. Slowly, year by hard working year it’s happening. My paintings are just a few steps ahead of my reality.”
Rice is a Minneapolis mixed media artist who has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the US, Canada, and in the UK. She has received multiple grants and commissions, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, a Metropolitan Regional Arts Board Next Step Grant, and most recently in 2017, a completed commission for Augsburg University in St. Paul.
The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, December 1 from 12-5 pm. The opening reception and exhibition runs concurrently with the group show Sense of Place featuring 11 artists. Both shows continue through January 19, 2019.