United States of America

Amanda Millet-Sorsa

20.08.13 06.09.13

“How much has to be first discovered and then suppressed, before we can get to the naked flesh of emotion?”
-Claude Debussy to Robert Godet on December 18, 1911

Resident Amanda Millet-Sorsa expresses the ideas to be developed at her residence in ʻace: I am currently obsessed with cave paintings. My mind has been returning to the essential through looking at the cave paintings, which has inspired the direction of my current work. The urgency of those first marks left in the dark caves and grottos were the first signs of the communication that established the passage of the human being.

I want to know what is essential today for my work to have a presence. Claude Debussy’s thoughts are apt in this regard. I am drawn to the alchemy of working with different materials and surfaces. It has been very important in my development. My goal is to understand the potential of the materials I use through intuition and see what I can do with my sensitivity and touch. This residency working on engraving and the elaboration of a mural installation will give new tools to my understanding of materials and will open the possibility of using collage in my paintings.

It all starts with a stain. The tactile contact between stretched pigment and its stretched canvas, wavy fabric, or papier-mâché surface, whether with a finger, a brush, or a rag is my starting point. Then images of women, dolls, and creatures begin to emerge. I pay attention to the evolution of these figures and how they face the unknown realms of fear, of loss, of falling, of disappearing. I am interested in transparency and the potential play of layers of paint and collage.

Amanda Millet-Sorsa
1987 | USA
Lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

2012 | Master of Fine Arts, New York Studio School, USA
In addition, she studied Politics and Economics in France.

In recent years she participated in exhibitions in England, the United States and France.

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Artists in dialogue


Fundación ´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo, within the program ´acePIRAR (International Artistic Residencies Program) is glad to announce our September ´aceNITE edition, where we will be displaying the work of four of our artists in residence: Eduardo Eloy and Marcia de Moraes from Brazil, along with Amanda Millet-Sorsa and Nicole Mueller’s Open Studio, both from the USA.

About ´aceNITE
Is an event that occurs periodically, on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm. During this time ´ace opens its doors and exhibition spaces to the community to show projects made by the artists in residence in exhibitions of installations, audiovisual presentations, art works of Argentine and Latin American artists selected in a free way through Fusionarte Contemporaneo, book presentation, art critics, hold performances or maybe doing everything together!


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