"Amanda Hext's [Self-portrait] contorts and compresses a nude into a dark box creating a distinct sense of unease and discomfort in the viewer. To me, such disquietude is one of the most intriguing aspects of contemporary realism."
Ellen Simak, Women Painting Women (R)evolution 2013, exh. cat. (Chattanooga: Townsend Atelier, 2013), 4.