Thoughts Before Sleeping:
New work by Amy Kligman.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
This body of work, including paintings and a paper installation, is typical of Kligman's visual vocabulary; young girls, floral patterns, rainbows, and balloons, and an everpresent oilslick-like blackness that leaks into otherwise safe and lovely environments. Amy's work is a psychological study, observing people and patterns in their nature; their dreams, their mistakes. Themes include social anxiety and awkwardness, strength found in strange places, and the mundane details that become the background for all of life's psychodramas.