Ugha, a cavewoman, sees her reflection for the first time in Ugha the Narcissist. Sitting outside of her cave eating termites, she gets thirsty and goes to a stream to get a drink of water. Upon peering into the stream she sees something that startles her, and causes her to jump back and yell. She cautiously goes back to the stream to investigate and realizes it is herself that she sees. She is first awed and has moments of disbelief, but soon becomes amused and captivated with her own reflection in a moment of narcissistic obsession, in an era long before the advent of social media.
Amanda Le Kline is Pennsylvania U.S.A. She graduated from Lycoming College in 2008 with her Bachelor of Arts, and from The Ohio State University in 2014 with her Master of Fine Arts. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where she teaches at Otterbein University.
Kline brings an interdisciplinary approach to her artistic practice by combining the mediums of photography, video, sculpture, and performance. Her research interests come from the fields of art history, anthropology, mythology, and women and gender studies. Humor is also a very important part of her work.
She is a member of The Page Collective, an artist collaboration group that facilitates community engagement through site-specific installations. Their work is invested in exploration, education, and research, taking the form of participatory art projects.
Re-Picturing Photography, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, juried by Allison Grant
The Page Collective, Kuhn Fine Art Gallery, Marion Campus, The Ohio State University
The Ohio State Fair Juried Exhibition, Ohio State Fair Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio, juried by Janice Driesbach and Martina Lopez
The Page Collective – Tell Us a Story, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Ann Hamilton, Michael Mercil, Lisa Dent, James Voorhies
The Page Collective – SPE National Women’s Caucus Film Festival, SPE National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Page Collective – Women of the Fine Arts Press Movement: 1970 – Present, William Oxley Thompson Library, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Curated by Sarah Falls
The Page Collective – ImageOHIO 15, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Benjamin Montague
The Page Collective - Where We Left Off, The Ohio State University Fine Arts Library, Columbus, Ohio
Science Fiction: Myths of the Present Future, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, England
SPE National Women’s Caucus Film Festival, SPE National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, Curated by Lynn Estomin
Speculation on the Trajectory of Humankind, Digital Media Gallery, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
The Mirage and the Rainbow, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio
22nd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Kris Paulson and George Rush
ImageOHIO 14, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Shannon Benine & Aspen Mays
You Call That Art?, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Tyler Cann, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Columbus Museum of Art
Rooms to Lets II, King Lincoln District, Columbus, Ohio
Females and the Frame, Studio Two Three, Richmond, Virginia, Juried
Females and the Frame, Bantam Theatre, Charlottesville, Virginia, Juried
Line of Best Fit, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Synoptic, Hopkins Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Recent Arrivals, Swing Space, Columbus, Ohio