Amanda Gentry, "Moon Saddle"
“Moon Saddle” is a 2017 wood-fired stoneware sculpture by Amanda Gentry. Balanced on a round base with a mimicking negative ...
more “Moon Saddle” is a 2017 wood-fired stoneware sculpture by Amanda Gentry. Balanced on a round base with a mimicking negative space on top, “Moon Saddle” poses a perfect harmony of shape.
Amanda Gentry’s work is the merger of a technical and emotional ceramicist. Infusing each work with impeccable craft to underlie the specificity of each form, Gentry creates sculptures filled with care and intimacy. Assembled from flat pieces, then smoothed through sanding, she forms curved bases that gently sway with a subdued playfulness. These inflated shapes are both strong and pillowy, a reminder that softness can be strength as well.
Amanda Gentry received her BFA in Design from Boston University, College of Fine Arts, where she minored in Sculpture and Art History. She has had solo shows at Brainforest Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Lillstreet Annex Gallery, and a two-person show at Matthew Rachman Gallery. Amanda Gentry is a MANA Contemporary artist and lives and works in Chicago. less