"The installation had a vaguely mystical or cultish ambiance, as if it were a shrine of of bones and relics removed from some far-away ancient site and displayed out of context in a modern art gallery for our secular viewing pleasure...On the walls, works on rag paper and museum board were displayed. The repetitive pattern obsessively whittled and tooled into the sculptures carried over into these two-dimensional works, which are not preliminary sketches but nuanced, abstracted impressions of the sculptures in motion…meticulous..forms developed instinctually..the works on paper freely interpret the sculptures through expressive linear markings and rich impasto brushwork."
"Amanda Dow Thompson’s latest show at Causey Contemporary is an examination of transience and permanence when light shines through her sculptures and creates shadows as dynamic as a prism’s rainbow. The sculptures of carved wood, cast resin and cast glass hang from the center of the gallery ceiling. The dreamy resin and glass ones look like double helixes, while the wooden ones feel like some bone hybrid of rib cage and spine, columnal and swirling, support systems that are somehow delicate themselves. Light projects through them as they slowly spin, casting blurred organic shapes."
"The Grand Rapids Public Museum ArtPrize collection is staggering, (in) Amanda Dow Thompson’s haunting 'Phantom Withdrawal' the sculptor has crafted a series of bone-like forms that hang off the surface of the wall and cast moody, skeletal shadows. However, the group is far from macabre and deserving of appreciation at a distance and immediately before."