Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 2007
On View: Stained Glass, untill
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
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.