November 6 - 21, 2021
Multi-disciplinary artist Amy Zerner's work, ancient as well as modern in its cross-cultural sweep, is ultimately a sacred art. Each of her enchanted worlds - her NEA award-winning mixed-media tapestries, works on paper, and Art Couture - show humans, celestial beings and animals harmoniously integrated together and into inventive representations of forces and energies that surround, protect and nurture all of us.
Zerner's gift for re-imagining materials of all kinds empowers her to create surreal, opulent works filled with meaning, serendipitous transmutations and interconnections. Each of her masterful collages is a protective talisman, an entryway into mystical realms of archetypal and metaphysical symbolism.
Critic Rose C. Slivka wrote "Amy Zerner's roots as an artist are founded in modernism — most notably through Matisse — and abstract expressionism with its driving energies of improvisation and spontaneity. Her influences also come from surprising sources of subculture, such as "outsider art," which includes folk art, ethnic and primitive art, "l'art brut" and religious art with its startling visionary strength.
Like Picasso, she does not hesitate to use anything she needs from any artist and any culture or nonculture, encompassing the range from "low" to "high." She uses all the knowledge of the past and present that serves her purpose. She has an ear for the oracle as well as a taste for habit and surprise, mode and myth.”
The artist and her husband Monte Farber are authors of many bestselling mind/body/spirit books. THE WILD GODDESS ORACLE was just released and ENCHANTED WORLDS: The Visionary Collages and Art Couture of Amy Zerner comes out in November. Original and inspiring, this exploration of Amy’s Art and Fashion with 323 color plates delves deeply into her intuitive and creative alchemy.