ANNE APPLEBY

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Anne Appleby: We Sit Together the Mountain and Me

March 10 – June 3, 2018

  Anne Appleby,  Moving Trees   (detail), 2013. Single-channel digital projection, 3 minutes, 24 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco.   Mountain III (Mineral Hill)   (detail) ,  2017. Oil on canvas, 80 × 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Anne Appleby, Moving Trees (detail), 2013. Single-channel digital projection, 3 minutes, 24 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco. Mountain III (Mineral Hill) (detail), 2017. Oil on canvas, 80 × 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Anne Appleby explores the beauty and majesty of central Montana in We Sit Together the Mountain and Me. By keeping an intense focus on the landscape, Appleby explores the terrain around her studio from sweeping mountainsides to the exquisite specificity of individual trees. With We Sit Together the Mountain and Me, the artist shares her careful observations with both brilliant flashes of perception and longer, deeper examinations of the human place within the natural world.

Inspired by the Elkhorn Mountains surrounding her studio, Appleby activates a series of dualities with Ghost Trees and Mountain Paintings. With her gouache series Ghost Trees based on earlier experiences in the Southwestern desert, Appleby sets up delicate shifts in tone that evoke the stillness of winter through the bare thickets. Her subtly shifting color palette alludes to the complex theories that have animated discussion of abstract painting for decades. For Mountain Paintings Appleby translates the clusters of groves into complex compositions of subtle colors through the seasons. The tonal shifts in these paintings also highlight Appleby’s focus on negative space, accentuating the interplay between groves and meadows and allowing consideration of the dualities of absence and presence or shadows and solidity.

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Appleby-Studio

"I work in series, which when exhibited together create an immersive environment. My current project addresses the riparian zones of the world, the eco systems located on the banks of natural watercourses; these buffer zones between land and water are being threatened by development and rising global temperatures.

For the past 40 years I have called Montana my home - in a small rural community in a pristine place, in nature.

I am a two- time recipient of grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Other grants include; The Western Arts Federation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; in addition I received the SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Art; the David S. McMillan Award, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Northwest Biennial from Portland Art Museum.

 My artwork is included in the collections of The Museum of Roverato-Trento, Italy, the Ulrich Art Museum in Kansas, The Palazzo Ducal, Sassoulo, Italy, The Panza Collection, Museum Ritter, Germany, Foundation de Lijnen, Belgium, The Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo New York, The Austin Museum of Art, Texas, The Denver Art Museum, The Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum, California, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Berkeley Museum, Berkeley, California. As well as many private collections."