My latest works are totemic structures that resemble artifacts of an imagined future. Some sculptures may be markers for an unknown border, while others hint at vehicular function. Some surfaces are ordered into compositions that allude to touch-screen platforms, energy cells and the digital logic of a different reality. Other surfaces are left to chance: to crystallize, crack under pressure and weather with time. Common sculpture materials such as resin and concrete shed their associations and morph into geological forms. I enforce approximations of natural processes onto my sculptures. Notions of sedimentation, erosion and fossilization come into play.
Amy Brener was born in Victoria, BC in 1982 and spent much of her early life traveling by sailboat to distant ports. She now lives and works in New York City. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Hunter College and was a participant of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011. She is soon to commence her residency at Bemis Center of Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Toronto and London.