Daylight Savings Gallery is pleased to announce The Principle of the Thing: new works by Amanda Emily Martinez. This event is co-hosted by Sadie Halie Projects as they present a coinciding exhibition and evening of video screenings.
Amanda Martinez is a sculptor who received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 2010. Originally from Greenville, SC; she currently lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, NY.
Using open-ended, cumulative processes in a cartoonish language, Amanda Emily Martinez plays with conventions of sculpture while meditating on the strangeness of objects, their function and form. The invented color palettes, and relief of the flat space the work operates in create a vacuum of ambiguity--allowing form to function as image, and color to function as form. Referencing tropes of painting and design, the work has a flexible reading between the decorative, the feminine, and material falseness. Handmade and self-supporting, these object-based pieces do not strive to transcend their materiality, yet exist in their own static realm, ready to hang themselves anywhere--including inside this box truck.