Brett Levine, a writer and curator based in Birmingham, speaks to Amber Boardman from her studio in Sydney:
‘Sitting in her studio on a rainy afternoon, surrounded by domesticity and darkness, it is clear that Boardman is making new work that is hard-hitting, yet humorous. As she explains, “I think the great idea in all of these works is that the funny makes the dark darker.” It is not so much that Boardman is making dark works, it is that she sees the humor in her paintings for what it is: an opportunity to write our shared experiences on the surface, to craft shared stories on the canvas.’
Read the full article on Burnaway here.
Amber’s solo exhibition ‘Expansion’ opens at Edwina Corlette Gallery from 25 August – 18 September, 2015.
Amber Boardman, Humpty Dumpty on the Weekends, 2013, oil on canvas, 41 x 51 cm.