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Amanda Friedman

Eli Ping
131B Eldridge Street, 646.467.2232
East Village / Lower East Side
October 26 - November 25, 2012
Reception: Sunday, October 21, 6 - 8 PM
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I begin on the floor. I emphasize the imperfect ripples of the surface landscape and layer marks of breath, trying to create oneness, absorbing a felt shape. I activate and float the paper, allowing it to explore negative space. The work’s awkward size, contour, movement stages, captures and allows a battleground. I question linear time.

Feelings are weighty, textured; they hang in the atmosphere. They knit together a sympathy upholding daily life. Inside, outside, back, front, around, through. I am hysterical! There is more, but we can talk and walk across it now, later, again.

The title of this series, “Thoughtforms” comes from the 1901 theosophical text by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, which outlines a mystical visual vocabulary of concrete emotions (influential to the life of painting via Kandinsky and other pioneers.)

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