AMANDA WOJICK Amanda Wojick’s (Ucross, 2014) work engages relationships between landscape, abstraction and the everyday. She makes sculptures, drawings and paintings using materials ranging from paint chips, band-aids, and linoleum, to paper, steel, and wood. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. Recent exhibitions include shows at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR; Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden; The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, OR; and Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, NY. She received MFAs from both Bard College and Alfred University, and an AB from Colgate University. Wojick is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR. She is an associate professor and co-chair of the sculpture program at the University of Oregon. “I used this time to open up new spaces in the work. I ended up with a group of paper cut- outs and collages that led to new work I have been producing for over a year. (One piece in particular involved a walk to the tepee circles with three other residents.) I think about Ucross a lot. I think about other people, who I have never met, being there and working things out every day in the studio. It is overwhelmingly powerful to know that this place, and others like it, exists for creative people. I think about how valuable it is simply to be alone with your work, for hours on end. Words really don’t seem to do it justice.” Above: Wall Stack 25 with Tall Light, 2015, wood, paper mache, paint steel, light, 66” x 30” x 6” Right: , 2015, Wood, papier måché, paint, 20” x 36” x 4”