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Amy Woodside: It’s Not A Cult (detail)

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Amy Woodside creates beautiful prints in the tradition of the Pop Art greats

New York dwelling New Zealander Amy Woodside is part visual artist, part romantic wordsmith. Her website is loaded with beautiful silkscreens of abstract letterforms and repeated words that recall the mixed media and pop art canvases of Ed Ruscha and Jasper Johns. Sandwiched between these striking, colourful creations are powerfully nostalgic poems that deal with Amy’s childhood, romances and existence in New York.

We’re not experts in poetry (I’ve unsuccessfully dabbled from time to time but prefer a novel) although we do know good visuals when we see them, and Amy’s prints are seriously good. It’s not simply the aesthetics we’re drawn to either, her understanding of language comes to bear on each of her pieces, either through visual wordplay or the use of letterforms as icons to communicate her message.

Hey

Amy Woodside: Hey

Hurricaneseason

Amy Woodside: Hurricane Season

Iamanamerican

Amy Woodside: I Am An American

Itsnotacult

Amy Woodside: It’s Not A Cult

Never

Amy Woodside: Never

Not

Amy Woodside: Not

Vain

Amy Woodside: Vain

Yikes

Amy Woodside: Yikes