The questions that I attempt to explore in my work are grounded in the contemporary art conversation that combines two and three dimensional practices into an elastic definition of drawing. Borrowing fragments from the natural and the constructed world, my drawings are never completely non-representational. Comprehensively and concretely depicting what is not here or there — a sense of movement, potential energy in a stationary situation, an implicit meaning — I attempt to explore all possibilities.
Amy Reckley has exhibited installation, sculpture and drawing nationally and internationally. Recent site-related works have been installed at Artworks Loveland, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, The Loveland Feed and Grain in Colorado, and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in Michigan. Her residency awards include the Barstow Artist-in-Residence; Ox-Bow; and ART342.
Reckley questions different definitions in drawing – whether the work is larger three dimensional installation, smaller sculpture or more traditional two dimensional applications in drawings on paper. Her work examines the physical and psychological dimensions of space and not-so-familiar objects, often addressing architectural structures, the domestic setting through common construction materials, repurposed elements and nostalgic surfaces.
Amy Reckley lives and maintains a studio practice in Northern Colorado.