Glass + Light
October 7, 2011 – October 29, 2011
Be it an illuminated lightbulb or a sweaty glass of water, Amanda Means’ prints present her subjects in an honest manner, exploiting the intrinsic qualities of black and white photography to yield a minimalist aesthetic. These large-scale photographs turn the banal into the beautiful, capturing everyday objects that are somehow made mysterious by their size and simplicity. The objects appear to be anything but commonplace, nearly unrecognizable, as they fill the frame and forcibly confront the viewer with a different perspective of ordinary objects.
Amanda Means lives and works in New York. She received her BA from Cornell University, and an MFA at SUNY Buffalo. Her works are included in the collections San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.