Amanta Scott, Medusa’s Rage, Impressions of Autumn Peltier. Encaustic on canvas and panel, 40”X40” (framed).
Eyeing Medusa celebrates visionary women of all ages, orientations, cultures and walks of life making a difference in our world today. Each painting’s title and story parallels a legendary heroine with a contemporary woman. By fusing the past with the present, I invite viewers to look at women in a new light and consider these artworks as a means to illuminate and address urgent social issues such the global increase in racist and sexual assaults on women; LGBTQ2S+ and people of colour; the undermining of women’s rights; and our looming environmental crisis. -Amanta Scott
About the Artist:
Through encaustic paintings, interactive sculptures, audio/video installations and workshops, Amanta Scott addresses urgent contemporary social issues. Core to her practice is connecting with art and communities, inspiring people of diverse cultures and ages to engage with art, share stories, and consider how art relates to their lives.
Amanta Scott has exhibited and performed in art galleries, museums, concert venues and festivals throughout Asia, North America and Europe including: National Gallery of Canada; Yilan Performing Arts Center, Taiwan; Singapore International Arts Festival; Canadian Embassy in Tokyo; Edmonton Art Gallery; Royal Ontario Museum; Art Gallery of Ontario; Art Gallery of Algoma; Thunder Bay Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Peterborough; MacLaren Art Centre; The Robert McLaughlin Gallery; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery; Miles Nadal Gallery; and Nuit Blanche Toronto.
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