Academy Art Museum | Artist Talk with Amy Boone-McCreesh

By East City Art Editorial Team on October 16, 2023
Building, Garden, Tapestry, 2023, Mixed media and collage on paper, found objects, fabric , 43” x 44” x 0.5”. Courtesy of the artist.
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 21 at 11am

Baltimore-based artist Amy Boone-McCreesh works in sculpture, collage, and mixed media to present colorful, maximalist takes on luxury and access. Critiquing preconceived notions of adornment and decoration, especially as they relate to interior space, and reconstructing imagined interiors in a brightly colored and explosive manner, Boone-McCreesh points to the arbitrariness of taste and opens a door to imagining how else our collective understanding of exclusivity and poshness might manifest. Her brand of luxury speaks the language of abundance and is derived from distinctly unrarefied materials: wall paint, acrylic, paper, and beads are just some examples. The result is a blossoming world of excitement that flaunts the language of high fashion and design of our time.

Boone-McCreesh received her MFA from Towson University in Maryland and shortly thereafter was awarded a two-year Hamiltonian Artist Fellowship in Washington, DC. Her work has been included in exhibitions across the country and she is a two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award.

Academy Art Museum is located at 106 South Street, Easton, MD.