Curation at Ivywild School
The Modbo has been curating Ivywild School since it opened in 2012. Shows are hung quarterly and all pieces are for sale. Most quarters, we also have an opening reception for the artist. We are also creating a small gallery section just for non-profits and charities. To show your work, or if you are an interested non-profit, please contact The Modbo.
About the artist
Amelia Furman began her artist career shortly after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting, Printmaking, and Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003. After her studies, she began showing her work in non-traditional venues and continued to develop her mixed media style through experimentation and involvement in the local artist community outside of the Brandywine River area. She honed her paper collage techniques in storytelling while simultaneously pursuing plein aire painting opportunities and painting landscapes near her home. After a time, her mixed media work became interwoven with her landscape painting into the style she uses today. As her body of work developed, she began working with galleries, participating in festivals and creating larger corporate commissions on the East Coast. In 2013, Amelia and her family moved to Loveland, Colorado where they currently reside. Amelia and her family are avid hikers, bikers, instilling a love of nature and the outdoors to their two young sons.
We all have a story.
Unique and incomplete until we leave this world. Even then, our stories live on in written words, captured images, designs, symbols. Places and landmarks that serve as the settings of these stories also remain and become connection points for past and present narratives. These places now hold their own stories.
My work is founded on a love of story and a quest to find connection between our own stories and how they intersect and build the ever changing stories of the landscapes around us.
Through the layering of text, photographs, maps and symbols, I bring the story of a place to bear while using oil paint to express the transient nature of time. By using transparent glazes, suggestive strokes and small areas of clarity and detail, I invite you to come close, pause and find the underlying layers of story that make up the painting and while doing so, discover a part of your own story.
It is my hope that my work gives you a new lens with which to see the world around you, helps rediscover harmony and beauty in the dissonance and provides you with a constant presence of transcendent beauty in your space.