Amanda Gentry, "For Isamu"
"For Isamu" is a small ceramic piece by Amanda Gentry. In its elegance and unassuming demeanor, it is a testament ...
more "For Isamu" is a small ceramic piece by Amanda Gentry. In its elegance and unassuming demeanor, it is a testament to the boldness of trusting the beauty of surrender. By experimenting with different temperamental glazes and atmospheric firings fueled by wood or gas, Gentry entrusts her work to an array of elements that she has no control over, and the results are a momentous expression. Although Gentry has created the form of the work itself; she does not know the true hue and character of it until it is taken out of the kiln.
Amanda Gentry is a Chicago based ceramist; she received her BFA in Design from Boston University, where she minored in Sculpture and Art History. Gentry's work has taken her abroad for study and residencies to both Italy and France, respectively. Her studio is located at Mana Contemporary in Chicago. Gentry has had solo shows at Brainforest Gallery (2012), Hyde Park Art Center (2013), Lilistreet Annex Gallery (2015) and Matthew Rachman Gallery (2017). less