Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Artist's Statement: Anna Redwine

At Bedtime, 2007
Carbon on paper
18 x 24 in.
$ 625

“I draw life. I use the word 'draw' to mean 'extract', like to draw blood or draw a breath. During each drawing experience, I attempt to surrender self while I distill the life of the subject through mark-making. Because in this endeavor my most honest marks are the first ones, the drawings on these panels are collections of only the raw, initial renderings of life. Each panel contains only one individual animal, drawn several times. One beetle, one spider, one bird. These drawings are not pictures of the physical structure of the animals, rather they are documents of a focused experience of empathy with another living thing. “

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Biography: Anna Redwine

While I Am Irritated And It Is Not Because Of The Weather, 2007
Carbon on paper
18 x 24 in.

Anna Redwine was born in New Orleans in 1978, where she was exposed to a rich variety of art and life. She received a BA in English from the University of Mississippi in 2000 and returned seriously to visual art in 2002. In 2006 she completed her MFA at the University of South Carolina.

Recent Exhibitions

Anna Redwine: NEW presented by IF Art Gallery Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady Street Columbia, SC October 12-23, 2007

Essence of Asia: Eastern Influences in Western Art presented by Reflect Arts, Inc. The Asian Fusion Gallery of the Asian Cultural Center 15 East 40th Street (between 5th and Madison) New York March 31-April l4, 2007