Residual Membranes: Artist Amanda Triplett Exhibit at Cascade Paragon Gallery
Triplett, who studies art and art history at Sarah Lawrence College, revived her degree in 2004, and has exhibited her work around the Northwest, including shows in the Bay Area and Seattle.
“I am drawn to working with materials that have history and life and wear. I enjoy seeing how human interaction with materials has worn and shaped the fiber. It’s also important to me that my work is environmentally responsible. That I am taking from the landfill instead of contributing to it,” Triplett told The Bridge.
“It’s also important to me that my work is environmentally responsible. That I am taking from the landfill instead of contributing to it.”
Triplett explained that the title Residual Membranes evolved from the fact that her art pieces are of mostly recycled textiles. She said most of the pieces are made of items that have been thrown or left behind; materials that have a history and a life.
“I enjoy seeing how human interaction with materials has worn and shaped the fiber,” she said. “It’s also important to me that my work is environmentally responsible. That I am taking from the landfill instead of contributing to it. They [Residual Membranes] are the cast-offs and sheddings of our cultural. Shedding is also biological mechanism, which is why my work takes on biomorphic forms. My work also refers to the shedding of ideas and notions that don’t serve us anymore. For example, shedding self-limiting beliefs about our bodies like in the video projection piece Reflecting Pool.”
When asked if Triplett had any advice for apprising art students at PCC she said “try lots of different mediums. Play. Push your work to the precipice of what is possible. Don’t be afraid of going over. If and when you go over, you will find another precipice.”
While her time at PCC was short, her has a variety up shows through out February.
February 1-27, 2019
Milepost 5, Denizen Gallery
850 NE 81st Avenue Portland, Oregon
(Viewer discretion advised. May not be appropriate for children)
Splendid Ambiguity – Meaning and Form in Fiber
The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery
February 13, 2019 – March 15, 2019
The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Chemeteka College Art Gallery Salem Bldg. 3, Rm. 122
4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305
To find out more of Amanda’s artwork go to check out Amanda’s website.