brochure with essay by Jeffrey Kastner forthcoming
Anne Lindberg is a Hudson Valley–based artist working in the expanded field of drawing. Comprising installations and drawings that consider the landscape of body and space, her work provokes emotional, visceral, and perceptual responses to light, architecture, time, movement, and color. Interested in the relationship between deep thinking and composing, especially as the latter develops and unfolds through walking, Lindberg forefronts movement as a significant component in her making, characterizing her studio practice as a paced and daily conversation with place.
Using heavyweight, colored thread, drawn taut through a space, Lindberg expands both fiber and drawing practices into the spatial and architectural realms. the eye’s level at the Museum of Arts and Design is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York City museum, and furthers her investigation into the building of color fields through the accumulation of thread as line, stitched, so to speak, into the walls, through a new site-specific installation.
Lindberg’s installations appear like clouds of color suspended in air, a formal accomplishment that considers the light, architecture, and movement around and through a site. Each installation is built from hundreds of thread lines, held in tension between two points. The process of installation is made visible to the viewer, as Lindberg walks the thread across the space—scaling up, and making bodily, the act of drawing.
the eye’s level pairs a fiber installation, composed in pearlescent tones to build a shimmering, luminescent field, with one of Lindberg’s large-scale pencil drawings on mat board. The effect is that of light raking across the gallery, making material and fixing in time the sensation and affect of a cool ray of midmorning light.
the eye’s level by Anne Lindberg is curated by MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, Shannon R. Stratton with support from Assistant Manager of Curatorial Affairs Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy.