Expelling Diamonds (and Demons)
opens Friday August 6th, 7-10pm
Theresa Anderson’s new exhibit explores the dual nature of the perception of memory, and even more finitely the edges of memory prompted by something read, dreamt, the touch/tactile quality of a material, or the long forgotten smell.
Her four large mural sized landscape paintings concentrate on nonsensical place with urban and rural elements seeming to push out from areas of dreamlike void. Dripped and washed into something vaguely seductive and rich, Anderson mixes the domestic interior, billboards, grain silos, electric grids, and high fashion in a distillation of delicate and aggressive beauty.
In her installation piece accompanying the paintings the artist takes a nod to fashion culture. Combining draped and pooled plastic with projected video and whispery sound the artist creates a deliciously fragile and vulnerable work, the new American Model.
Pieces from this ongoing series, stickywater, are part of private collections and have won grants, international contests, awards, and been included in publications such as the New York Journal of Arts and Design under “new talent”. Anderson is currently the director and an exhibiting artist at Ice Cube Gallery, an associate member at Pirate: Contemporary Art and also has a large piece of work in the London based Saatchi Gallery archives for view on rotational exhibit as part of the Showdown program. Recently juried into the international group exhibit Transitions, at Pen and Brush Gallery in New York she is also looking forward to her 2011 Artist Residency at Platte Forum in Denver, Colorado.
The show runs thru Sept 11
also open First Friday Sept 3rd