January 19 - February 16, 2023
From Prizer Arts & Letters:
“Opening Thursday, January 19th, the exhibition “Descendency” features new work from Austin-based artist Amy Scofield. Scofield is best known as a sculptor who works with leftover and found materials. She is also a prolific photographer of the urban debris all around us. For this show, she took individual images of discarded manufactured goods and evidence of consumerism and arranged each into a kaleidoscopic grid. Through this process, she transforms and morphs the original object – often beyond recognition – and the results are strikingly alive.
About the artist: Amy Scofield was raised in the Colorado mountains by a family who valued science, nature and imagination- fundamentals she relies on as an artist. Although she studied and practiced art in college, she earned an English degree which helps her hone and clarify ideas and thoughts so her art making can be unrestricted. In recent years she’s been invited to create large-scale outdoor installations in Texas, Colorado and France, each using recycled or repurposed elements that graphically express our tenuous relationship to our environment. Salvaged bike tubes, Mylar strips, decommissioned city water pipe, and fallen trees are some of the components she incorporates into striking, incongruous forms. In smaller works, she employs other found and scrounged materials such as stones, mud, plastic bottles, even her own shoes, as well as digital video and photography to examine ideas of balance, harmony, and perfection. Although she’s been in Texas since 1987, she thinks of herself as a mountain girl who thrives in nature and strives for clarity and connection.”
Reception: January 19, 2023 | 6–10 pm
2023 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78702 TexasGet directions