Category: amanda valdez

November 13, 2014 Art Fairs

Denny Gallery Exhibiting at UNTITLED. Miami Beach

Exhibiting at UNTITLED. December 3-7, 2014 Ocean Drive & 12th Street, Miami Beach Booth A07 Artists on view: Lauren Seiden, Amanda Valdez  


October 19, 2014 Press

Amanda Valdez’s Thick as Thieves Reviewed in NYblk

Read on NYblk. By Stephen Wilson / October 12, 2014 Amanda Valdez: Thick As Thieves at Denny Gallery September 10th – October 19th 2014   With one week left to see Amanda Valdez’s show, Thick As Thieves, at Denny Gallery in the Lower East Side, I can’t recommend it enough. The show is a breath of fresh air amidst the downtown gallery scene this fall.  In contrast with the lowbrow, lowcraft that plagues the galleries nearby, Valdez has honed her…Read More


September 01, 2014 Press

Amanda Valdez in Women Artists Interviews Zine

View PDF in Women Artists: Interviews Zine


April 25, 2014 Press

Interview with Amanda Valdez on LVL3 Media

Read on LVL3 Media “Artist of The Week: Amanda Valdez” Amanda Valdez is a Brooklyn based artist, born in Seattle, Washington. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; additionally she studied at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Amanda has been the recipient of a Yaddo Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residency, and the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship. Recent…Read More


December 21, 2013 Outside Exhibitions

Amanda Valdez featured in the Huffington Post

Read on the Huffington Post. “4 Contemporary Female Artists Who Are Shaping The Future of Painting” by Priscilla Frank. December 19, 2013. The year 1913 forever changed the trajectory of painting. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were spreading the Cubist gospel, transforming the public’s understanding of not only painting, but of seeing. In the same year, Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” premiered at the Armory Show, taking abstraction to new heights. These artists did away with the…Read More


September 06, 2013 Press

“Works Off Canvas” in Art in America’s The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows you Won’t Want to Miss

Art in America “Works Off Canvas” at Denny Gallery, through Sep. 8 A concise and surprising group show at one of the Lower East Side’s newer galleries (it opened in early 2013 with a solo show by Amanda Valdez, one of the four artists in “Works Off Canvas). In addition to Valdez’s abstract assemblages incorporating embroidery thread and fabric, the exhibition includes Michael Rudokas’s compositions of layered semitransparent materials like tulle and chiffon, and Wayne Adams’s tactile faux fur pieces. Lauren Seiden’s…Read More


September 05, 2013 Press

Denny Gallery in Departures Magazine – “Doing the NEW New York Art Scene”

Departures Magazine – September 2013 “Doing the New New York Art Scene” by Leif Parsons Denny Gallery is one of ten art galleries on the Lower East Side listed and mapped in the September 2013 issue of Departures. “Elizabeth Denny’s eye for up-and-coming talent is on wide display at Denny Gallery (Amanda Valdez, in particular, is an artist to watch). The space is small and standard issue; the work is anything but.”


April 26, 2013 Art Fairs

Denny Gallery Exhibiting Amanda Valdez at Pulse New York

EXHIBITING AMANDA VALDEZ AT PULSE NEW YORK The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, New York IMPULSE SECTION BOOTH I10 May 9 – 12, 2013


April 10, 2013 Artists, Outside Exhibitions

Amanda Valdez with “Same Same But Different” at Guest Spot @ the Reinstitute, Baltimore

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT are an exhibition collective that work within a shared formal language, with each artist employing distinctive materials and subject matter that are true to their namesake. Jay Gaskill, Fabrian G. Tabibian, and Amanda Valdez with special guests Halsey Hathaway and Maya Hayuk. Guest Spot @ the Reinstitute Opening Reception: April 13, 7 – 10 p.m. Join the event on Facebook. Closing & Panel Discussion: May 25, 2 – 4 p.m.


February 14, 2013 Press

Review of Amanda Valdez in Idiom, “A Sweet Tooth & Some Cavities” by Jeffrey Kirkwood

Link to read on Idiom. In a meditation on the ‘seductiveness’ of the big toe, Georges Bataille wrote in 1929 — “human life entails, in fact, the rage of seeing oneself as a back and forth movement from refuse to ideal, and from the ideal to refuse — a rage that is easily directed against an organ as base as the foot.” Against this caliginous member of Acéphal’s tendency to luxuriate in real abjection, Amanda Valdez’s finely executed assemblages discover the joyous excesses of…Read More


January 23, 2013 Press

Review of Amanda Valdez in Dossier

Link to read on Dossier Journal Amanda Valdez: Taste of Us An abstract painter is situated strangely in relation to the history of her medium. On the one hand, very little in a given work bears a direct and obvious connection to common social life – a situation that has always made interpreting an abstract painting uncomfortable. By definition, it cannot picture its theme, and this makes it seem too distant from the languages in which we usually express our…Read More


January 13, 2013 Installation Views

Installation Views of Amanda Valdez Taste of Us


December 21, 2012 Artists

ArtBridge Artist Profile: Amanda Valdez

ArtBridge Artist Profile: Amanda Valdez Video about how ArtBridge helped to launch Amanda Valdez’s career leading to her upcoming solo exhibition at Denny Gallery.


December 20, 2012 Press Releases

Inaugural Denny Gallery exhibition Amanda Valdez: Taste of Us will run 1.11.13 – 2.17.13

Elizabeth Denny is pleased to announce that Denny Gallery will open on Friday, January 11, 2013 with the inaugural exhibition Amanda Valdez: Taste of Us. Amanda Valdez makes colorful, multimedia works, populated by shapes that oscillate between representation and abstraction. The works have a very strong physicality, immediacy, and sense of embodiment. Various materials- embroidery, acrylic paint, fabric and canvas- are sewn together to become continuous, integral elements of the work. Sewn elements are not delicate, fabric and stitches do…Read More


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