Dennis McLeod & Amanda Marchand

April 5 – May 10, 2003

Traywick Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions featuring work by Bay Area artists Amanda Marchand (photography) and Dennis McLeod (paintings and works on paper). The exhibitions open April 5 and continue through May 10, 2003. There will be a reception for the artists Saturday, April 5, 5 to 7 pm.

Amanda Marchand presents work from her ongoing color photography series titled 415/514 that investigates landscape as a cultural imprint, reflecting a state of being more than a specific place. Marchand pairs images from each location – 415 corresponding to the Bay Area and 514 for Quebec, Canada – using the horizon line as a visual and conceptual link between the diverse landscapes found within each. While concentrating on the poetics of the natural world, she also brings into play ideas of home and psychology of place. Originally from Canada, Marchand currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dennis McLeod uses line and drips as well as other forms of mark-making to create meditative abstractions which examine the fundamental ideas behind chaos theory, order and repetition. Working with a pared down, mostly monochromatic palette, McLeod focuses on the physicality of his technique — building layer upon layer to create an almost tangible perception of space and volume. This repetitive build up of lines and marks creates a sense of limitless depth as well as an overall quietude that is at once obsessive and mesmerizing. Dennis McLeod also lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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