The spaces and forms in these pieces are meant to be suggestive and open-ended, allowing the viewer play over their sensory associations. I intend them to be evocative, abstract yet reflective of experiences had in both natural and urban environments. I hope with this to provoke a phenomenological presence that feels elemental, delicate, and human.
Atmosphere- Landforms- Laminar plays of light- Femme psychology- Internal and external expanses of the body- Swaying motion- Entryways through- Proscenium arches- Loose balance- Questions of perspective- Flustered symmetries- Softness- Gradients- Cloaks / mantels / shrouds- Mottling- Weight / gravity / lightness- Buoyancy- Fluidity- Quietude- Rayleigh scattering / milk glass
"After a lifetime in cities and towns, a faint longing rises. A desire for the geometry of skylines to be overgrown, and for architecture to open and lighten space, rather than confine and darken it. However, this isn’t a wish for civilizations to fall to ruin. It’s the dream of a surreal atmosphere where the architected and the wild meet. (LeGette works) in this haze between the two. Structures and color become tiny phenomenological experiences that confuse the lyrical fluidity of nature with the rigidity of the manmade. These moments contain beauty, delight and vastness in a way that feels ancient and life-affirming. As if they are hoping to imbue our new, technological world with the very delicate qualities that make us human.”
- Calvin Ross Carl & Ashley Sloan, show text from a 2016 exhibition with David Corbett
Amie LeGette was born in 1985 and grew up in Northern California. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She has exhibited at Michael Strogoff Gallery in Marfa, TX, Carl & Sloan in Portland, OR and various other venues in Portland and on the East Coast. She lived at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon in 2014 and in 2016 was a finalist with the wilderness arts program Signal Fire. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.