Monday, April 24, 2017

Amy Crehore at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy May 25-July30, 2017

Via Solferino 44 | Milano

Thursday 25th May, 6.30pm

Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia, Anne Siems

curated by Michela D'Acquisto
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea is proud to present You May Not Believe In Magic..., a group show curated by Michela D'Acquisto.

The works of the artists Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia and Anne Siems are permeated by a subtle atmosphere of mystery that subverts the ordinariness of the scenarios depicted, positioning them in the liminal territory where appearance and reality, blending, coexist.

It is a not easily definable quid that which, subtly insinuating itself within compositions rendered with detailed accuracy, lends a disorienting quality to the otherwise lucid representation of the world: a confluence of magical elements, ascribable as much to the literary genre of fairy tale as to popular folklore and myth.
The timeless harmony of the depiction is disturbed by details that transcend the rules of logic; we are therefore in the presence of works that superimpose sensible reality and visible reality, thus revealing the wonderful aspects of the latter and making the hidden structures that govern it undeniable – «you may not believe in magic but something very strange is happening at this very moment» [1]

Heirs of Magical Realism, the genre that, starting from the twenties of the last century, has been emphasizing the intrinsic wonder of the world, the artists are influenced in the same way by Neue Sachlichkeit and Valori Plastici, by Jorge Luis Borges' stories and Dino Buzzati's ones, revisiting these suggestions according to their own style: the resulting works invite to an awakening of the sensibility and propose a vision of the world mediated by the sublime.

In the gallery will be present paintings, works on paper and hand-painted ukuleles.

[1] LEONORA CARRINGTON, The Hearing Trumpet, London, Penguing Classics, 2005.
Also - in Little Circus:

How to eat spaghetti like a lady

curated by Chiara Pozzi

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Revisting 2016 (Crehore)

 "Land of the Twisted Trees" ©Amy Crehore (New Zealand collector)
"Venice By Foot" ©Amy Crehore (Italian collector)
 "Moonflower Nocturne" ©Amy Crehore (California collector)
"The Soaking Room" ©Amy Crehore (California collector)
"The Window" ©Amy Crehore (California collector)

The paintings shown above were all shipped to new homes in 2016.
I am so grateful for my collectors who live all over the world.
In 2016, I also participated in group shows in L.A.(Blab show), Chicago and Milan.
I look forward to showing my paintings in galleries in Italy and Japan in 2017.
Stay tuned to this blog for upcoming information about those shows.
I often show my painting progress on Instagram and you can follow me there as well.

Look for special items to be added to my bigcartel online
shop in the near future. Check for discount codes.
I do appreciate your support.

Feel free to contact me with serious inquiries. Spam will be filtered out.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Special - Art of Amy Crehore

Click to enlarge image.
Happy Christmas Eve!
From now until December 31, 2016 midnight PST you can use the discount code
HOLIDAYBREAK for 10% off in my online SHOP where
I have original drawings and painted illustrations available from my flat files, like this surreal
oil painting of a hot pepper van that I did for Playboy in 1995.
Free shipping in USA.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

"Christmas Circus" - Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

I am glad to be part of this upcoming show at Antonio Colombo's gallery in Milan, Italy:

More than 40 artists from all over the world,
artworks at affordable prices,

for ON and OFF line art extravaganza!

Online now

And Wednesday 14 December 2016 at the gallery,

a super party and Christmas market,

starting at 6.30 pm, till late.

Music by Massimo Giacon

108, Amy Crehore, Andy Rementer, Angela Dalinger, Charles Burns, Cinzia e Valentina, Daniela Perissinotto, Dast, Denis Riva, Elena Rapa, El Gato Chimney, Erika Nordqvist, Esther Pearl Watson, Fred Stonehouse, Fulvia Mendini, Franco Cervi, Gianni Cella, Giuliano Guatta, Giuliano Sale, Hurricane, Jeremy Fish, Ilaria Del Monte, Isabel Samaras, Joshua Huyser, Luca Di Maggio, Manuel Pablo Pace, Marco Cingolani, Massimo Giacon, Mike Giant, Miss Van, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Olimpia Zagnoli, Olinsky, Paola Sala, Russ Pope, Shout, Silvia Argiolas, Tim Biskup, Velia De luliis, Zio Ziegler and many others...

Via Solferino 44 - 20121 Milano
02.29060171 -
mar-ven 10-13 e 15-19; sab 15-19

Friday, December 02, 2016

NEW: Shop Amy Crehore

(Above: "Venice on Foot", oil on canvas by Amy Crehore 2002)
Original art from my flat files: drawings and painted
illustrations are now available in my new online shop.
More to be added in the future!
The painting above is one I did for Islands magazine illustrating a story about
Venice, Italy and a little boy with a soccer ball.
Have a look-

Sunday, November 06, 2016

New Work in Progress (Amy Crehore)

Here's a new painting in progress from sketch stage to its current stage.
It is not yet finished, but I thought you might like to see my progress.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

New painting, "Land of the Twisted Trees", for Lang Leav

I just finished this commissioned piece for author Lang Leav.
She wanted a girl and a monkey and this is what I came up with.
I'm calling it "Land of the Twisted Trees".
8" x 10" oil on linen

Hope to see you at the Blab Show opening 8-11:30  pm
Sept. 10, 2016 at Copro Gallery if you live near Santa Monica, CA.
Follow this link to see my painting for that: