Amy Myers

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I grew up with a set of questions regarding how the universe works, and why things function as they do. I was exposed to ideas concerning experimentation and the notion that everything is a combination of something else. As a child, my father, a physicist, and I looked at books of molecules and subatomic phenomena and my subject matter stems from this dialogue I had with my family. As a result, I’m interested in the internal logic of things (Newtonian Physics) and the unpredictable nature of the universe (Quantum Mechanical Theory).

My work is not about otherness, it’s about what we know but don’t recognize. They are a continuum...the genesis of a drawing is usually the unarticulated form of a previous drawing. That’s why I often work on two, or sometimes three, drawings at once. There is always a dialogue going on among my drawings and their various states of completion.