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Inheritance

Amy Bilden

September 15 through October 26, 2013
Artist talk: Tuesday, September 24, 6pm


Inheritance(detail), pencil shavings, gesso, graphite, powdered pigment, hot glue, 41.5" x 59.5" x 2"

The themes for Norwalk artist, Amy Bilden's new exhibit, "Inheritance," revolves around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender, and care giving. Her tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist's emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes. Simple daily household tasks can prompt a current theme in her art making. Material usage is important because of its innate history and meaning. "Cultural and personal ideas of home life are constantly appearing in all that I create and are enhanced by the daily tasks and work I am employed to do," says Bilden of her art work.