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Brett Amory - Unavailable

Born in 1975 in Chesapeake, Virginia, contemporary artist Brett Amory is known for his contemplative, psychological paintings, which explore the phenomenon of urban isolation. Amory gained recognition for his ongoing ‘Waiting’ series, begun in 2001, which explores these tropes through the bizarrely intimate anonymity of public transit. These paintings pick up where Edward Hopper left off: in place of nighttime bars and cafes, glimpsed through dimply lit windows, Amory turns to the figure of the commuter, as they move quietly through life, physically surrounded yet psychologically detached. His work muses on the strangeness of spaces made for waiting - train stations, terminals, depots - as an allegory for our incapacity to ground ourselves in the present: our lives play out in ephemeral moments, we find ourselves casting back into the past or looking ahead to the future, but rarely anchored in the concrete possibilities of the now. Amory paints from self-shot photographs, and augments his realist style with hazy, gestural brush strokes, to capture this sense of fleeting time, and of people as a sea of faceless figures, their emotional depth eradicated and replaced with superficial physicality. Today, Amory lives and works in Oakland and exhibits widely. Recent solo shows have included exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, New York and San Jose.
Born in 1975 in Chesapeake, Virginia, contemporary artist Brett Amory is known for his contemplative, psychological paintings, which explore the phenomenon of urban isolation. Amory gained recognition for his ongoing ‘Waiting’ series, begun in 2001, which explores these tropes through the bizarrely intimate anonymity of public transit. These paintings pick up where Edward Hopper left off: in place of nighttime bars and cafes, glimpsed through dimply lit windows, Amory turns to the figure of the commuter, as they move quietly through life, physically surrounded yet psychologically detached. His work muses on the strangeness of spaces made for waiting - train stations, terminals, depots - as an allegory for our incapacity to ground ourselves in the present: our lives play out in ephemeral moments, we find ourselves casting back into the past or looking ahead to the future, but rarely anchored in the concrete possibilities of the now. Amory paints from self-shot photographs, and augments his realist style with hazy, gestural brush strokes, to capture this sense of fleeting time, and of people as a sea of faceless figures, their emotional depth eradicated and replaced with superficial physicality. Today, Amory lives and works in Oakland and exhibits widely. Recent solo shows have included exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, New York and San Jose.

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