Physical and Emotional Spaces: Art by Amie T. Rangel
Down Below and Around the Corner, graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastel, ink and acrylic paint on paper
Amie T. Rangel, our featured artist for today, creates artworks that explore physical and emotional spaces though drawing, mixed media, and occasionally text.
What Orkney Abandoned Alberta Endures, hand-coloured lithograph
Amie is particularly fascinated by apartments and agricultural and research facilities. Her drawings of buildings often adopt different styles according to the subject matter, and come together to create a haunting yet scientific document of a specific place. I find this especially effective in pieces such as The Hatchery series, where the building in question is an abandoned hangar, empty except for unspecific detritus and things falling apart.
Surviving Childhood, found book cover, lithographs, screen print and pen on paper
In her series, Growing and Finishing, the motif of a pig appears in each work, sometimes partially, and sometimes the subject of a complete and simple drawing. The work again combines different styles and approaches into a cohesive whole, which in this case seems to be a cryptic comment on agriculture and livestock practices.