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Water Stories

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ANNE NEELY WATER STORIES PROJECT: A CONVERSATION IN PAINT AND SOUND,
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON, 2014

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A multi-media project titled "Water Stories: A conversation in paint and sound" opened at the Museum of Science Boston in July of 2014 and will be accompanied by other programs, lectures and films related to water. This exhibition consists of paintings dealing with the beauty and foreboding we face with the water issues in this country through either climate change or man-made problems. Sound artist Halsey Burgund has created a 35 minute audio composition that accompanies the paintings, comprised of five sections grouped by thematic content: The Future, Stories, Bad Things, Science and Cherish. The voices are edited and combined with water sounds and musical elements and play in a continuous loop throughout the gallery. This project was started in 2012.

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Image: Peak, 60 x 80", oil on linen, 2013–2014





ANNE NEELY AT CENTER FOR MAINE CONTEMPORARY ART, ROCKPORT, ME, 2012

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"Counterpoint III: A Joint Exhibition of Paintings by Anne Neely & Sculpture by Tom Chapin" is on view August 4 – September 22 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME. Opening reception August 4, 5:00–7:00 pm.

Catalog available.

For more information visit www.cmcanow.org.

Image: Bog, 36 x 44", oil on linen, 2012

 


RETHINK INK: GROUP SHOW AT BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2012

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Rethink Ink: 25 years at Mixit Studios is on view at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, MA from April 12 through July 31. Visit www.mixitprint.com for more information.

 

Image: Squall, etching, 2.5" x 3.75", 2012

 


BOSTON TEN AND BEYOND: GROUP SHOW AT DANFORTH MUSEUM OF ART, FRAMINGHAM, MA, 2012

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Boston Ten and Beyond: Collaborations, a show of more than 30 collaborative pieces recently acquired by the Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA, March 4 – May 20.

 

Image: Untitled, 10 x 7", mixed media on paper (Anne Neely, Morgan Bulkeley, David Phillips)

 

 

RECONFIGURING LANDSCAPE: A LECTURE AND A PAINTING WORKSHOP AT HARVARD GSD, 2012

GSD painting workshop spacer "Reconfiguring Landscape," a lecture and painting workshop, was given to students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design during JTerm 2012.

 



SOLO EXHIBIT AT LOHIN GEDULD GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY, 2011

Mopang spacer A solo exhibit, "Mopang: Recent Paintings", is on view at Lohin Geduld Gallery, 531 West 25th Street, New York, NY from September 7 through October 8, 2011, with an opening reception September 8, 5–7 pm.

A catalog with essay by Jonathan Franzen accompanies the exhibit.

Image: Mopang, 60 x 80", oil on linen, 2010



GROUP EXHIBIT, HINGHAM SHIPYARD GALLERY, HINGHAM, MA, 2011

White Rain spacer Anne's work is included in a group exhibit of work by MCC Fellows at the South Shore Art Center, Shipyard Gallery, Hingham, MA from January 8 to Feb 22, 2011.

Image: White Rain, 11 x 14", oil on linen, 2008–09


SOUTH END, BOSTON OPEN STUDIOS, 2010

Water's Edge spacer Anne particpated in South End Open Studios in Boston September 25–26, 2010. Her studio is located at 535 Albany Street.

Image: Water's Edge, 11 x 14", oil on linen, 2007


GROUP EXHIBIT AT SUN VALLEY ART CENTER, KETCHUM, ID, 2010

Just the Elements spacer Anne's work is included in "Water", a group exhibit at the Sun
Valley Art Cente in Ketchum, Idaho from September 13 through November 6, 2010.


Image: Just the Elements, 60 x 85", oil on linen, 2007–08

 

GROUP EXHIBIT AT LOHIN GEDULD GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY, 2010

Mudflat spacer Anne's work is included in "Large/Small" at Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York,
July 18 – August 31, 2010.


Image: Mudflat, 36 x 44", oil on linen, 2008

 

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS, 2010

Waterborne spacer Anne's work is included in the Northeast competition edition of New American Paintings.

Juror Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Curator of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum writes of Anne's work: "Her paintings imagine an environment that goes beyond the human surface into the underground, exploring the possible colors and textures of sediment and strata. They depict wonderful surprises, like large bodies of water, yet the richness and possibility evident in these invented landscapes exist on planes not accessible to us."


Image: Waterborne, 24 x 32", oil on linen, 2008



SOLO EXHIBIT AT DANFORTH MUSEUM OF ART, FRAMINGHAM, MA, 2010

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spacer A solo exhibit, "Waterlines", was on view at the Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Street, Framingham, MA, March 20 – May 16, 2010.

This exhibit pays homage to lakes, aquifers and oceans threatened by the Environment and climate change. A concern for the disappearance of Nature as a place to go and be is deeply embedded in this body of work.

While working mostly from her imagination, Neely creates places that are a conglomerate of many landscapes she has seen and absorbed over her lifetime and also from spending summers in Maine. There will be an artistís talk on May 9th at 3:00pm.

Image: Waterlines, 11" x 14", 2010, oil on linen


Boston Sunday Globe Review

McQuaid, Cate. "Variations on space, depth, shadow," Boston Sunday Globe, April 18, 2010

"...'Surprise', shows off this artist's deft touch, her playful, daring gift for color (the palette here is downright giddy), and the satisfying way she balances pattern with passion....Every piece of 'Surprise' lives up to its title, from the sensual, glistening sky to the drippy wash of greens and browns, like root systems digging into that violet half-circle, to a wild patchwork of green, gold, and pink in the background, like geological stratifications mingling under the earth's surface."

Read the full review.

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Image: Surprise, 45 x 60", oil on linen, 2009




MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP FINALIST, 2010

Ollegalla spacer Anne Neely was a finalist for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in the Painting Category for 2010.



Image: Ollegalla — Running Water, 45" x 96", 2008, oil on canvas



FUNDRAISER/SILENT AUCTION FOR HAITI AT LOHIN GEDULD GALLERY, 2010

Oh Haiti spacer Anne participated in a fundraiser/silent auction for Haiti at the Lohin Geduld Gallery, March 25–27, 2010.

For more details call (212) 675-2656 or info@lohingeduld.com.

Image: Shining Through, 11" x 14", 2010, oil on linen



PAINTINGS AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2010

Sediment spacer A selection of paintings was on exhibition from January 22 to April 4 in the President's building at the University of Southern New Hampshire.