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Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Artist Talk October 17, 11:30 AM
with Opening Reception 5-7 PM
Brookdale Community College
Center for the Visual Arts
765 Newman Springs Lincroft NJ
Gallery Aferro is honored to present a substantive cross section of Anne Q. Mckeown’s lifelong explorations, in partnership with the Center for Visual Arts.
McKeown writes: “My interest in how things work lead to my attraction to many mediums. I might have become someone different if a sense of wonder for the spaces and awe-inspiring objects in Museums had not captured me at an early age. Then, as I worked, I never felt satisfied. There was always more to perfect, more to say in the work. It was through printmaking, and then papermaking, that I experienced a shift from working solo with full authorship, to working in collaboration or teaching group workshops to empower artists with understanding of this medium. Through my work I was able to spread the pleasure, beauty and inherent personality of fiber.
With an evolved vision I have developed the skill to choose and then change the presentation, allowing me to enter a realm of play as the result of decades of experience.
Now I have returned to working alone. Though at times I need an assistant, most studio time is spent alone in silence, developing my images. My work gives voice to the world around me, punctuated with reference to images that have affected my love of art. My work is always based on a story even if I am not able to fully describe the story in the moment of making. Contemporary social issues, filtered through my life experience, are a jumping off point for my choice of imagery. The work does not rely on easily accessible imagery so it has been thrilling to have others respond to the core messages of my work; it exists without a unilateral message or simplified statement. “
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