The Tremendous Emma Amos

Today I took the subway to Chelsea to catch the show of my longtime friend, Emma Amos, at the Flomenhaft Gallery.

I've known Emma for over 20 years, and I worked as her assistant for a couple of those. She has been such an immense figure in my life, that sometimes I forget that she's not just a strong and thoughtful mentor, she's this magnificent painter. Her work is vibrant, full of patterns and brushstrokes, history, movement and depth. As I stood in the gallery today, and looked around at her paintings, I was struck. It is so beautiful to see what another person's mind and hands can create.

Emma Amos, "Memory" (2012)