Anne Neely
Water Stories

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Anne Neely — Water Stories: A Conversation in Paint and Sound
Museum of Science, Boston
July 2014 – January 2015

 

Beneath

  Troubled
Beneath   Troubled Waters
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Gush   Lost
Gush   Lost (River)
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Alchemy Soup   Spill
Alchemy Soup   Spill
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Runoff   Splash
Runoff   Splash
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Offshore   Peak
Offshore   Peak
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Calving    
Calving    




Blue spacer Bloom
Blue   Bloom





Within Without
Within, Without, Trickle Drought

 



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Mopang: Recent Paintings
Lohin Geduld Gallery, 531 West 25th Street, New York, NY
September 7 – October 8, 2011

Catalog with essay by Jonathan Franzen

Mopang Cahoosic
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Turlach Turlough Kettle Hole
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Pond Park Tidal
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Riverside Waterborne
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Off Island Levee
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Aglow Bedrock
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Urban Marsh
Moons Over Mopang
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Waterlines Offshore
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Plain Perseids


"Kettle Hole (2010–11) could be a forest under a night sky beyond a field of ice, or a bed of lake flora over another bed of limestone. Packets of color, formed by the knifing of white onto a fiendishly complicated background, cross the chilly scene. They look like coded messages, parcels en route to points east and west of the painting. The speeding, abstracted traffic brings Julie Mehretu to mind, though Neely does a more convincing job cohering the flurry of marks into a painting...

Neely never allows the sentiment behind a work to turn into sentiment in the work. She has felt the problem with great depth, yet at no expense to her artistry. Thus she can produce paintings like Tidal (2010), a fiery Divisionist landscape under a sweeping orange sky. Its summery dots could be joyful. Its blue mass in the distance could be a scorched, disappearing lake. The painting understates the message, keeping within the borders of art, where it excels."
—Franklin Einspruch, artcritical.com, October 6, 2011