Monday, April 16, 2012

Artist of the Week: Amy Brener

Glowstick, 2012

Born in Victoria, British Columbia and now based in New York City, Amy Brener is a mixed media artist whose most recent body of work looks as if it were created in a mad science lab with super high tech equipment and giant lasers. Or! In some deep dark crystal cave in the Andes mountains. Or! Maybe on another planet made entirely of ice and unobtainium! These futuristic-looking light-sensitive sculptures are produced by layering resin, glass, and Fresnel lenses, a type of lens that was developed for lighthouses to conduct a beam of light over great distances. Boy, what I wouldn't give for a piece of this psychedelic rock candy. Amy is currently a 2012 Bemis Center Fellow in the Artist-in-Residence program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. 

Cipher, 2011

Jag, 2012

Switchboard, 2011
Switchboard detail

Wing, 2012

- Cathleen 

 [All images courtesy of the artist's website:]


  1. These are so beautiful. I am torn between Switchboard and Wing as my fave.

  2. These remind me of Anne Truit's (sp?)work, don't you think?


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