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MMoCA: Artist Talk with Amy Cutler
April 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for a live conversation and Q&A with artist Amy Cutler, whose exhibition “A Narrative Thread” is now on view at MMoCA.
The event will be moderated by MMoCA’s Curator of Exhibitions Leah Kolb.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Amy Cutler is known for her highly detailed compositions of austere but immaculately attired women who, with singular focus, engage in curious activities—from sewing stripes onto tigers to delivering elixirs while wearing boot-shaped wooden stilts. Despite their fictionalized settings, the drawings are often inspired by Cutler’s own experiences and anxieties, which she brilliantly transforms into allegorical scenarios that resonate with emotional depth and humor. Seamlessly integrating subtle allusions to contemporary politics and even stories of religious martyrdom into her work, the artist is also influenced by a range of visual sources, including Persian miniatures, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, and ethnographic dress and textiles.
Image: Amy Cutler, Buoyant, 2020. Gouache on paper, 22-7/8 x 21-1/2 inches. Collection of Heidi and John Cooper.
© Amy Cutler, Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. Photography: Adam Reich.