Anne Lindberg: vivid messengers

June 27 – August 1, 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 affected by COVID-19.

Artwork

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

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Anne Lindberg
flash: hot

2020
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
30 x 28 inches

Anne Lindberg
flash: level

2020
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
30 x 28 inches

Anne Lindberg
flash: opposites

2020
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
30 x 28 inches

Anne Lindberg
flash: oranges and limes

2020
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
30 x 28 inches

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Anne Lindberg
flash: time

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 by 18 inches

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Anne Lindberg
something clear 05

2019
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
19 by 18 inches

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Anne Lindberg
something clear 06

2019
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
19 by 18 inches

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Anne Lindberg
something clear 07

2019
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
19 by 18 inches

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Anne Lindberg
women walking

2019
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
30 by 28 inches

Anne Lindberg
of equal measure

2019
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
59 by 34 inches

Anne Lindberg
future construct

2019
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
102 by 59 inches

Installation Views

Installation views of Anne Lindberg's "vivid messengers", Summer 2020.

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