Anne Lindberg & Ginny Threefoot: broken-riddle piece
September 7 – November 17, 2018
Opening: September 7, 2018 from 5 to 8PM
Haw Contemporary is pleased to present broken-riddle piece, our season-opening exhibition with gallery artist Anne Lindberg and poet Ginny Threefoot. broken-riddle piecefeatures 17 new drawings by Lindberg and a series of 14 poetry fragments by Threefoot. This collaborative exhibition is a dialogue between an artist and a poet who share an interest in making art that explores temporal and structural boundaries. The drawings and language interweave in the space of the gallery, inviting a range of interpretations.
Lindberg understands her studio practice as a paced and daily conversation with place. From her studio in the Hudson River Valley, elements of light, space, and time coalesce from this mindset. In her new body of work, Lindberg varies scale, position, and proportion in concert with differing intensities of color, light, and layering. Her graphite and colored pencil drawings generate fundamental questions about time, causality, and sequence, and language is utilized as a compass to generate expanded meaning.
Threefoot’s poetry occupies a philosophical space where an investigation of selfhood is grounded in elemental markers. She uses the wall as a site on which language wanders, as the speaker wanders, in and out of fixed meaning. Lindberg’s work has influenced Threefoot’s experiments with sense and syntax, abstraction and representation, and the conjunction of ancient and contemporary worlds. Her poem is composed of fragments arranged to encourage non-sequential readings. Placed together, both Lindberg’s indexical drawings and Threefoot’s poetry discover a new sense of openness. Their linked voices speak to the vicissitudes of human experience.
Anne Lindberg’s (New York) work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad including Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Drawing Center in NYC, The Mattress Factory, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Wave Hill, Belger Art Center, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Omi International Art Center in Ghent, NY, as well as venues in New Zealand, Quebec and Japan. Her work is held in museum and corporate collections including the Akron Art Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Sprint Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Niwako Kimono Company in Nagoya, Japan, American Century Investments, and H&R Block, in addition to numerous private collections. Additional exhibitions include the Tegnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway, SESC Bom Retiro Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, America: Now and Here in Kansas City, and Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University. Her work is currently on view in Topologies, an exhibition curated by Mika Yoshitake from the Howard and Cindy Rachofsky Collection, at The Warehouse Dallas, and Spectrum, curated by Kiki Smith and Kate Menconeri at the Thomas Cole Historic Site in Catskill, NY. She opens a solo exhibition called the eye’s levelon October 18, 2018 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Ginny Threefoot(Denver, CO) holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught at the University of Iowa, St. Michael’s College, Arapahoe Community College, and Kent Denver School. She is a member of the Poetry Collective at the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop and is currently working on a book-length manuscript. Her poem “Axis” was featured in Lindberg’s exhibition walking as I stand.