Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 pmExhibition runs from May 19 - July 28, 2017.
The Gallery at BrassWorks is pleased to announce the opening of CUTTING EDGES:The Art of Amy Putman and the Art of Pam Cooper.
Born in New York and raised outside of Boston, AMY PUTMAN received a BFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, majoring in Advertising Design. Putman then moved to New York City, and spent 17 years as a Creative Director at CBS News. Putman co-founded Pinkwater & Putman, an award-winning marketing consultancy dedicated to making social impact by “Harnessing the Power of Good.”
Art has been a constant in Putman’s life, but she is new to collage. After the market crash of 2008, she threw her bank statements in a shredder and spent a year painting and collaging the pieces together, an undertaking that sowed the seeds for her current work. The 2015 attack in Paris at Charlie Hebdo spurred Putman to turn to collage again, and while taking a class with Barbara Minch at the Montclair Art Museum, she found her voice with hand cut paper collage. “As an artist whose career is about controlling the message I love that collage allows me to embrace the unexpected and express emotion, whether with humor, irony, sadness or fear. I’m motivated by issues of social justice. When I have no words, I have art.”
Currently Putman is focusing on mixing media, using paint with found materials. Her work has appeared in shows in New York City and is currently being exhibited in Berlin. She is honored to be featured in the recently published book “Making The Cut | Vol.1 The World’s Best Collage Artists.”