Continuation: New paintings on two canvas panels employ a direct and responsive approach to the surface of the canvas. The paintings are composed of underpainting and superimpositions of lines executed, at times, by swift gestures of the brush and slow, conscious and deliberate structures of mark-making.
As with earlier text-based paintings that avoid suggestions of composition and situate the paintings as fragments of a larger space, a formal repetition of elements and lack of any perspectival space are used to convey the painted space beyond the limits of the frame. This all-over approach to the structures in the paintings are characteristic to this work.
Bio: Anne-Marie Cosgrove (born in Montréal, Québec) has exhibited in Canada, the US and elsewhere in cities such as Montréal, Toronto, New York City, Miami, Seattle, Vancouver and Washington D.C. Awards include the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Her work has been reviewed in Canada and the US in publications such as Vanguard Magazine, Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, ArtWord: Artists Forum and numerous on-line publications. Further information can be found at www.anne-mariecosgrove.com.