I have always been going North
Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by gallery artist Anne Lindberg, on view from February 15 through March 15, 2014.
In gallery one, Anne Lindberg presents I have always been going North, a series of mixed media works that join quotidian photographs with linear mark making to examine the landscapes of private and public spaces.
This body of work was created from 2010-11, around the time Lindberg spent in residence in Svolvaer, Norway, a coastal fishing community in the Lofoten archipelago north of the Arctic Circle. In that region, cod, salmon, and herring are fished and put out to dry on large-scale wooden frameworks for “lutefisk,” or dried cod. Inspired by the formal and cultural architectures of these fish racks, Lindberg imitates their basic structures in ink pen atop photographic images of domestic spaces.
The resulting images function as topographical memories, provoking emotion and eroticism through their tactility and luminosity. By intermingling drawn fish racks with abstract pictures of mirrors, slept-in beds, and tile floors, Lindberg engages the histories of the Viking people in Scandinavia (the geographic north) as well as the temperament and sensibility of her personal ancestry.
Anne Lindberg (American, b. 1962) lives and works in Kansas City, MO where she is preparing a forthcoming installation for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014). Her work is currently on view at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. I have always been going North is the artist’s second solo exhibition with Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago.
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