Seeking to explore something different from the representational work she had been creating, Meyer found cold wax provided the departure she was after, as well as the ability to work in layers, thick and thin, transparent and opaque. "The painting evolves over time, beginning with no real plan, but primarily the intrigue of working with color and texture." Over time, the composition emerges, revealing both bold and subtle topography unique to the medium.
Meyer studied art at University of Central Missouri, Indiana State University and received her degree in painting and drawing from Columbia College of Missouri, where she currently resides. She has had the privilege of having her work featured on CNN Online, Les Bourgeois Artisan Wine Label, and in Lake Lifestyles magazine. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections including those of “Water For Elephants” author Sara Gruen, Houser Millard, True Media, and Landmark Bank.
2018 UPRISE STAFF EXHIBIT
2018 July Exhibit
Amy Meyer returns to the Sager Braudis Gallery roster this summer with new abstract works that convey a sense of time, place, and process. Each piece in this series holds the history of six to ten layers of oil washes, the composition developed over time with a subtle tendency toward landscape. The term pentimento comes to mind: the Italian-rooted word for the evidence of alteration to a painting, where an earlier version of the ultimate subject can be seen. Pentimento indicates the continual editing process of the artist who both controls and yields to the painting in turns, all the while leaving a record of former manifestations.
2016 Late Summer Exhibit
Amy Meyer returns for her second exhibit at the gallery with non-objective compositions executed in cold wax, emphasizing the emotive nature of hue and the contributing strength of its ally, texture. Showing continued evolution as a colorist, Meyer’s work could be further categorized as color field. With saturated swaths exploring a single hue’s intensity, temperature, value as well as the chosen medium’s uniquely distinctive topography and lustre, all of these undoubtedly contribute to the complex palette of the work. These fields of color are consistently met with complementary neutrals, tempering their counterpart’s inherent vigor and creating a frenetic horizon where the two clap together. It is at this horizon where each piece becomes a visual dialogue between hues and associated mood, accomplishing a series with breadth of charisma and depth of meaning.