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AMELIA SADDINGTON / NIGHT GALLERY

AMELIA SADDINGTON
AWKWARD SILENCE
Jan 17 – Feb 21, 2015


NIGHT GALLERY
2276 E 16TH Street, 
L.A. 90021      
www.nightgallery.ca




Amelia Saddington, Awkward Silence,  Installation View

Amelia Saddington, Awkward Silence,  Installation View

Amelia Saddington, Awkward Silence,  Installation View


Amelia Saddington, Not yet titled, 2014
Acrylic with custom printed fabric
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)


Amelia Saddington, Not yet titled, 2014
Acrylic with custom printed fabric
36 x 34 in. (91.4 x 86.4 cm)


Amelia Saddington, Not yet titled, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 34 in. (91.4 x 86.4 cm)





An awkward silence grows in between thoughts and gaps in conversation. Like a mushroom after rain it suddenly appears, fully developed, strangely both alien and familiar.

As a ghostly, uninvited guest who remains invisible yet acknowledged by all present, an awkward silence has the ability to open up a charged space in between people. A space to pivot in, but where intentionality, implied meanings, and anticipated reactions become unreliable.

If language is all consuming, these paintings can be said to exist within the awkward silence of communication.  Where illusions lays bare the hand that construct them and images propped up like proof unravels before the eye.  The contract of the exchange evokes too much content but a desire to make connections persists. The awkward silence provides fertile ground.

*All images are courtesy of Night Gallery, Los Angeles