Amelia Galgon

Fluid Body


Nov 1 - Nov 15

The body is more than a utility for our conscious minds to interact with the world. It moves. It changes. It gives form to our understanding of ourselves as we learn to embrace our multiplicity and communicate our complex selves to others. But our self-expression is not always immune to the restrictive gaze of others.

Amelia Galgon’s work in Fluid Body is a collection of paintings of family, friends, and muses – predominately those who have claimed a queer identity -- as well as herself. Intimately portraying these individuals in their domestic environments and in various levels of dress gives Amelia the chance to explore the vastness of the individual's identity and recognize that they can exist and grow beyond her own perception of them. Seeing these subjects and their bodies coupled with the sexual undertone in the work is a way to provoke assumptions from us. But it’s also a chance for Amelia to challenge expections through her suprising use of color, disrumpted brushstrokes and abstract form as she navigates conversations about her own bisexual body, one that is the basis of assumptions.

In Fluid Body, Galgon transitions from using oil paint to watercolor, a versatile and fluid albeit unruly medium, to render those closest to her. The medium itself is part of the message that we and our bodies are fluid. We change, move and adapt, whether others perceive it as gradual or acute. We change proximity to others, including lovers. Our social proximity to others also adds to the narrative onlookers may craft about us and our identities. Galgon’s body of work explores these notions with intent through portraiture.

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Touch of Green
watercolor and pencil on paper
12" x 9"
NFS

 

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Self Portrait in Brooklyn
Home Studio

watercolor, charcoal, and pencil on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Cold and Wet... But it Burns
monotype and watercolor
9" x 12"
$340

 

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Not of Our Cosmos
monotype and watercolor
9" x 12"
$340

 

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Resting
oil on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Lovers
watercolor on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Group Photo
watercolor monotype
6" x 8"
$230

 

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Woman Lying in the Grass
watercolor monotype collage
6" x 8"
$270

 

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After a Bath
watercolor on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Self Portrait in Black Cloak
monotype and watercolor
8" x 6"
$270

 

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View from Her Bed
watercolor and gouache on paper
9" x 12"
$340

 

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Flash
oil on paper
9" x 12"
$340

 

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Brittany Sewing a Quilt
watercolor, charcoal, and pencil 
on paper
12" x 9"
NFS

 

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Reading
watercolor and gouache on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Flesh Out
watercolor and acrylic on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Uttanasana
watercolor and pencil on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Possessing an Unknown Spectrum
watercolor monotype and pencil
6" x 8"
$230

 

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Shifting
watercolor and monotype collage
6" x 8"
$270

 

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Ode of my Space
watercolor and gouache on paper
12" x 9"
$340

 

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Just the Same like the
Flowers and Plants

monotype and watercolor
8" x 6"
$270

 

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Seated Woman
watercolor and monotype collage
8" x 6"
$270

 

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Sister Crafting her Self  Image (Julia Making a Dress)
watercolor and monotype collage
8" x 6"
$270