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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2007

Stained Glass

                         

            


ThreeWalls Announces:

Gallery 2A, SOLO: Ane Toebbe: Stained Glass

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 2007
On View: Stained Glass, untill November 24, 2007; Making Peace, until November 17, 2007

SOLO artist Ann Toebbe paints portraits of interior spaces that she reconstructs from memory.
Combining multiple viewpoints, pictorial abstraction and symbolic reference, Toebbe's technique
demotes nostalgia and focuses instead on the rooms and the objects that contain mundane
 memories of banal activities, turning them into jewel-like objects whose detailed splendor evokes
Russian icon and medieval painting, Cubism and fold ark.

For her SOLO exhibiton, Toebbe has painted Catholic church interiors she remembers from
childhood, and her parents' living room at Christmas, hoping to translate her experience as an
adult atheist artist into pictures that explore the mysticism of painting and the pop culture
undertones of contemporary religion.