The quiet subtlety of AMY ALICE THOMPSON's work belies an inner phoenix, a hidden knowledge that glints at the heart of mythic symbols. Composed of photographs and images gleaned from vintage catalogues, encyclopedias and other ephemera, her collages simultaneously evoke a familiar world- a bucolic realm of birds, insects, moonlight and natural phenomena-and invest it with a perplexing symbolic potential. In the strange inter-zone of these images, the moon flips upside-down, birds have the bodies of girl-children, starlight comes down to earth, and the fragile innocence of childhood haunts the night sky. At once mutely attractive and profoundly disconcerting, these quiet, inexplicable images make us wonder.
is an Ottawa-based mixed media artist. She studied Fine Art at York University and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto/Florence, Italy)with honours in 1995. Her work has been exhibited across Canada as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin. She has exhibted with The Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa), Art Interiors (Toronto) and Diane Farris Gallery (Vancouver). She has received support from the City of Ottawa, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council. (dale smith gallery)
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