Anne Appleby visually distills the natural world. Her landscapes—reductive, delicately-layered, almost monochrome canvases—and intricately rendered figurative images are the result of extended considerations of her surroundings in rural Montana. She notes the life cycles of the varied flora, the shifts in weather and atmospheric conditions, and the changing of the seasons, letting her observations activate subtly dynamic paintings that confront humanity’s complex relationship with nature and exude a deep sense of spirit.
Join Appleby and abstract artist Caroline Kent for a discussion of her extraordinary practice.
About the Speakers
Anne Appleby earned a B.F.A. at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1977 before embarking on a ten-year apprenticeship with Ojibwe artist and elder Ed Barbeau who taught her an intense meditative awareness in nature and connected her to her Anishinaabe heritage. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and is held in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Daimler Art Collection , the Denver Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, among others. Appleby is the recipient of numerous grants including those awarded by the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Western Arts Federation, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. She lives and works in Jefferson City, MT.
Caroline Kent creates work noted for the complex abstract geometric vocabulary she has developed, which speculates on both the potential and the limitations of language, and ultimately questions the modernist canon of abstraction.
This public program is made possible with the support of PRADA.