Spectrum, an exhibition of richly colored drawings from 2021-22 by Anne Lindberg, opens alongside the release of her new book with Dürer Editions (Dublin, Ireland). The exhibition includes drawings from two recent series called roots of how we measure and rising temperatures, each with flashes of brilliant color shot through gradient passages of graphite. Lindberg continues her interest in the emotional and visual powers of color, oftentimes breaking rules of color theory to create arresting compositions of urgency and turbulence, quietude and harmony.

Lindberg’s new publication includes work from the recent ten years, interweaving images of immersive site-specific installations with drawings and four essays. The writers are Theresa Bembnister (curator at the Arkansas Museum of Arts), Jeffrey Kastner (writer, critic for Art Forum and Senior Editor of Cabinet magazine), Caroline Kipp (Curator of Contemporary Art at The Textile Museum), and Kevin Moore (independent curator, writer, owner of Liberal Arts Roxbury and Creative Director for FotoFocus). Rather than following a time narrative or specific theme, the book introduces a fresh and thoughtful sequence of images of work to bring one closer to the reality of being with Lindberg’s work in person.

On the first pages of the book, Lindberg asks “Why is color so powerful?” For her the answer begins with the body. In works that range from site-specific “drawings in space” made from fine chromatic thread to large-scale drawings of graphite and colored pencil, Lindberg generates experiences that transcend language, slow time, and tap into something at the core of us, with the belief that a kind of alchemy can exist in everyday life.

As Kastner writes in his essay in the book entitled Linear Perspectives, “That in the works’ shifts from 2D to 3D, we are not being shown two things, no matter how related they might be, but are instead being guided by the artist to resituate ourselves in order to fully understand the one thing we’re looking at—nothing less than energetic exchange between matter and space that shapes our experience in and of the natural world.”

For more than thirty years, Lindberg has exhibited her visually complex drawings and immersive thread installations in venues across the United States and internationally, including Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Drawing Center, U.S. Consulate General (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), SESCA Bom Retiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Tegneforbundet (Oslo, Norway), The Rachofsky Collection, Galerie Herbert Winter (Vienna), Akron Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Cranbrook Art Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, among numerous others. Lindberg has upcoming solo exhibitions in 2023 at The Textile Museum at George Washington University Museums, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, September Gallery, and Carrie Secrist Gallery.

Books will be available at the event in Gallery 6 and Lindberg will be there from 1-4pm on Saturday, December 10. Otherwise, books will be available for purchase at the gallery. A Collector’s Edition (edition of 12) with an original drawing and slipcase with the book is also available. See Emily Eddins for details on the Collector’s Edition emily@hawcontemporary.com www.durereditions.com

ISBN: 978-1-8383143-5-4
112 pages, full color, hardbound cloth cover

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