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Monday, June 11, 2012

Gallery reception and talk Sunday at PMW Gallery in Stamford

PMW Gallery
530 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, (203) 322-5427
Anne Seelbach: Troubled Waters
Through July 1, 2012.
Artist's Walk & Talk: Sun., June 17, noon.

Press release

There will be a reception and Walk and Talk at Anne Seelbach's Troubled Waters exhibition at the PMW Gallery in Stamford at noon on Sun., June 17. Seelbach will talk a bit about her paintings and cut-outs and the concerns that inspire them. The work is about our waters—bays, ocean, lakes and streams—and the effects of pollution on fish and the marine environment. Troubled Waters will be on view through July 1.

Anne Seelbach's Artist Statement:
My work addresses the pollution that is in many of our water systems. Toxic chemicals and industrial waste contaminate streams, lakes, bays and oceans. The “Troubled Waters” paintings reflect a conflict between the laws of nature and artificial attempts to control the environment. Gaskets and other mechanical shapes are incorporated into the paintings, representing human presence and industrial waste. Debris crowds the waters. Fish mutate into imaginary forms. A change is taking place as nature reacts to this disruption.

I am interested in the tension between representation and abstraction; perspective drawing versus free-form washes and geometric shapes versus atmospheric color fields. I use these oppositions to create a tension between three-dimensional illusion and a flattening of space. Gestural brushwork and rich colors are dominant. Layered paint creates subtle colors and textures.

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