• Anne Lindberg
    flash: again, 2020
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    30 x 30 inches

Current Exhibition

Anne Lindberg | vivid messengers

June 27—August 1, 2020


 

(Chicago) Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to present gallery artist Anne Lindberg’s vivid messengers, a virtual exhibition of new work made in her Hudson Valley studio between late 2019 and May 2020.

Created during the first weeks of lock down due to COVID-19, and presented at a time of social upheaval, Lindberg’s small mostly square drawings, made with graphite and colored pencil, respond to this moment in our history. Advancing her use of abstraction and emotive fields of lines, these drawings continue to explore atmospheric, rhythmic layers of luminous colors. The new drawings have a visceral quality that reflects Lindberg’s experience in these uncertain times.

At the end of 2019, Lindberg made a series of small drawings called something clear. In each one, a shadow enters the space of the drawing, a distinct shape arriving from an ambiguous source. There’s a certain prescience to the work, for just a couple of months later, the world came under a viral shadow and suddenly became uncertain, uneasy, and so unclear. COVID-19 is a vivid messenger standing at our door, laying bare the intertwined relationships between social inequities and human health while squarely exposing our unpreparedness for climate change.

After the state of New York began sheltering-in-place in early March, Lindberg was moved to respond through drawing. What emerged is a series of flash drawings — tonal fields of graphite and colored pencil with interruptions, disturbances, and flashes of errant color – a rendering of this messenger. These new drawings, richly layered with striking passages of reds, chartreuse, orange, and fuchsia represent Lindberg’s psychological state. They are expressions of captivation and despair, at once rhythmic and jarring, attempting a response to this critical moment.

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At the request of Anne Lindberg, 10% of all sales will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help Chicagoans that have been effected by COVID-19.

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Anne Lindberg’s (New York) work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad including The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, Laumeier Sculpture Park Adam Aronson Fine Art Center, St. Louis, MO, Omi International Art Center in Ghent, NY, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Drawing Center in NYC, The Mattress Factory, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Wave Hill, Belger Art Center, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, as well as venues in New Zealand, Quebec and Japan. Her work is held in museum and corporate collections including the Akron Art Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Sprint Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Niwako Kimono Company in Nagoya, Japan, American Century Investments, and H&R Block, in addition to numerous private collections. Additional exhibitions include the Tegnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway, SESC Bom Retiro Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, America:Now and Here in Kansas City, and Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University.

Images

  • Anne Lindberg
    flash: again, 2020
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    30 x 30 inches

  • Anne Lindberg
    flash: frequent, 2020
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    30 x 30 inches

  • Anne Lindberg
    flash: opposites, 2020
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    30 x 28 inches

  • Anne Lindberg
    something clear 04, 2019
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    19 x 18 inches

  • Anne Lindberg
    something clear 06, 2019
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    19 x 18 inches

  • Anne Lindberg
    women walking, 2019
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    30 x 28 inches

  • Anne Lindberg
    of equal measure, 2019
    Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
    59 x 34 inches