Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Art After Hours. Art After Hours gives the public a chance to meet visiting artists featured in our six public galleries as well as purchase work. This exhibition features paintings from Tuscaloosa artist Anne Herbert and ceramic work from Tuscaloosa artist Wade MacDonald on display in the First Floor Main Gallery from August 30th– October 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held September 1, 2017.
“Painting has the capacity to present a duality, a moment that simultaneously exists outside of oneself, but which finds resonance within. My work acknowledges the presence of many dualities: external and internal, seen and unseen, awareness and obscurity, recognition and uncertainty. This selection of paintings explores these ideas and emerges as multiple paintings within one space, the din of simultaneous gestures, and fuzzy after images. The intentional disruption of stability and clarity in my paintings acknowledges uncertainty, simultaneity, and the sensation of experience, including the process of painting itself.”
“As a studio artist, I embrace handcraft and digital methodologies as I work toward defining sculpture that is personally and culturally significant. Working within the continuum of ceramic history, I use the intimacy of the vessel format to explore a range of social narratives. I build ‘vessels’ with sections formed by pressing terra cotta clay into plaster molds the way bricks are formed, yet their final structures recall the dynamism of digitally rendered architecture through their complex planar relationships.
Through the process of research, ideation, and practice, I have formed the groundwork for celebrating the human element of contemporary architecture, and the vessel and their relationship, as common structures or ideas that reflect similarly the complexities of existing within a twenty-first century global society.”