"Metier is a colorist, and she taps a range of gorgeous colors instinctively, juggling the varied shades so that they contrast with or complement the adjacent tones. Her eye is pretty much unerring."

 Michael Paglia, Westword
Shows by Amy Metier and Michael Dowling Explore Abstraction
 May 16, 2018


"Guest Curator Michael Paglia" draws a line from Chenoweth right to Amy Metier, whose more current oil paintings shock with oranges, yellows and blues and are more concerned with balancing physical and emotional perceptions than presenting any clear imagery". 

Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post
Colorado Women in Abstraction Cuts Across History
August 12, 2016


"The neo-modern character of Metier's work, which riffs on various currents in early-twentieth-century European vanguard art — with a tip of the hat to good old Yankee Doodle Dandy abstract expressionism — means that the exhibit at Havu invariably resonates with the Denver Art Museum's Modern Masters and the Clyfford Still Museum's 1959, which are on view only a few blocks away. Preconceived Notions runs through June 7 at Havu, 1040 Cherokee Street.

    Michael Paglia, Westword
New Work From Amy Metier Fills the Main Space at Havu
 May 15, 2014



"Metier is fully grounded in the act of judging the relationship of the line and organic elements, a talent augmented by her ability to at some point let go of the idea of form and allow the subconscious to engage the at hand. Thats when lyrical paintinsg by this adept colorist cohere into statements of abstraction."

    Excerpted from the book Colorado Abstract/Paintings and Sculpture
written by Michael Paglia and Mary Chandler
 (Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque), 2009


"(Metier)...is one of the state's acknowledged masters of abstraction...initial lines determine the placement of the colors, while the subsequent lines on top organize and define the compositions.  Metier's palettes are amazing, with some paintings using earthy, muted color schemes and others screaming with vibrant tones."

Michael Paglia, Westword,  April 8, 2010
  "Last call to see Amy Metier, Bruce Price and Eric Michael Corrigan Shows"


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