Anne Siems | Works On Paper

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David Lusk Gallery says
Please join us for an exhibition of works on paper by Seattle-based artist Anne Siems during the final weeks of the Temporary space at 64 Flicker Street.

Built on the foundation of a pure awe and fascination for life and the planet that provides it, Siems’s imagery speaks to a visceral experience that feels at once universal and intimate. Her drawings on large white sheets of paper show her delicate use of patterning and whimsy, a style suggest the influence of European Masters and Early American Folk Art. Through a desire for sincerity, intimacy, and openness Siems taps into the magical and mysterious, transporting us to world frozen in time.

Siems says, “I think deep inside of us lives a longing to experience a sense of ‘falling in love’. A visceral experience without words. For that to happen, this place needs to be free of irony, social commentary or conceptual humor. I am looking in my work to find the point in which we feel a certain ache – the ache caused by the knowledge that life is full of light and dark, sacred and profane, beauty and ugliness, life and death."

Her figures and forms appear to us unapologetic, centered on a white background. As if appearing from a dream, these fragments of narrative ask us to fill in the blank, imagining a world in which her scenes and characters exist.

Siems was born in Germany, but has called Seattle home for almost three decades. Her work in museum collections includes Arkansas Art Center, Boise Art Museum, Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art and Tacoma Art Museum.

David Lusk Gallery-Temp is located at 64 Flicker Street in Memphis. The gallery is open Tu-Fr 10-5:30 and Sa 11-4. For more information or visuals please contact the Gallery at 901-767-3800.
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