Opening reception Saturday January 27th from 6-9pm. Show runs through February 22.
At Two You’re At Abstraction
Who can know the pain, the joy, the regret, the satisfaction?
Who can know the love of one life, one heart, one soul?
At two you’re at abstraction.
Here, the result of focusing on two or more individuals in a work is ambiguity comprised of observation, disappointment, reaction, and finally, unsettled satisfaction. In this work Anna has dissolved figure/ground relationships into compositions of gestural line and mark, filled with tension between figuration and abstraction, and fluctuation between the ephemeral and the concrete. She works from multiple sources—referencing photographs, direct observation, and other renderings. She combines and translates this information through painting and drawing. This process is part depiction and alteration, so the work hovers between clarity and obscurity. Through this process, Anna is able to reflect on the intersection of identity and humanity.
Anna holds a B.A. from Wisconsin Lutheran College and an M.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked with college mentor programs, grant programs, and art galleries and organizations, including the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network. Her most recent solo exhibition, Prisca, was on display at the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center in Mankato, MN during the spring of 2017, and she was one of 12 Minnesota artists invited to the Studio:HERE artist-residency program at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Anna is also a classically trained soprano, currently singing with the Twin Cities’ Magnum Chorum and in the studio as she paints.