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On the cover: Calving, 2014 Oil on linen 48 x 60 in.


ANNE NEELY Water Stories April 23 – May 23, 2015

Detail image: Troubled Waters, 2014 Oil on linen


Beneath (detail),  2014  

Beneath, 2014 Oil on linen 60 x 80 in.


Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Water Stories, Anne Neely’s first solo show with the gallery, which was first exhibited at the Museum of Science, Boston, in 2014. The inspiration for Anne Neely’s current body of work began in 2004 after she read Marq de Villier’s Water, The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource. Her awareness of the global water issues led her to research droughts, water mining, depleted aquifers, climate change, pollution, contamination, overuse and mismanagement of water. The more she discovered, the further her concern for water preservation seeped into her paintings. Anne Neely is a painter foremost. Her work is centered on the process of painting as much as it is with the ideas they express. She works in abstraction, referencing nature and forming emotive images. She has created a language out of circles, squares and rectangles, which she uses to articulate mood and feeling. Neely’s concern for water has deepened her sense of purpose, transforming her paintings into curiosity-inducing scenarios often depicting imaginary water-scapes. Some of the paintings contain cross-sections of ground water and aquifers that move in and out of multiple points of view. Neely begins each of her paintings by pouring washes of paint over stretched linen. She then builds the surface with a series of marks, more layers of washes or drips of varying opacity, honing the depth and complexity of both the image and the subject. They strike a dynamic balance between spontaneity and intention, encouraging the viewer to make visceral connections. Although these paintings are never a specific place, they do convey specific ideas. They dazzle with their rich surfaces but reveal a sense of foreboding, enhanced by the imposing presence of the large-scale works. They remind us that we are in danger of losing our most precious resource. National Geographic Society Freshwater Fellow Sandra Postel says, “She conjures the mystery and magic of water, but also confronts us with its seemingly discordant duality: floods and droughts, harmony and conflict, life and death. Each of us is about two-thirds water. Anne’s water stories are our stories.” Anne Neely’s work has been the subject of more than twenty solo gallery and museum exhibitions in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Ireland. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Brooklyn Museum, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Neely lives in Jonesport, Maine, and Dorchester, Massachusetts. She taught at Milton Academy where she held the Lamont Teaching Chair in the Humanities.


Bloom (detail),  2014  

Bloom, 2014 Oil on linen 60 x 80 in.


Gush (detail),  2014  

Gush, 2014 Oil on linen 48 x 60 in.


Calving (detail),  2014  

Calving, 2014 Oil on linen 48 x 60 in.


Lost (detail),  2014  

Lost, 2014 Oil on linen 56 x 72 in.


Run Off  (detail),  2014  

Run Off, 2014 Oil on linen 60 x 80 in.


Offshore (detail),  2014  

Offshore, 2014 Oil on linen 70 x 92 in.


Splash (detail),  2014  

Splash, 2014 Oil on linen 60 x 80 in.


Squall (detail),  2014.  

Squall, 2014 Oil on linen 60 x 80 in.


Troubled Waters  (detail),  2014  

Troubled Waters, 2014 Oil on linen 52 x 60 in.


AWARDS /  HONORS  /  RESIDENCIES   2012  Cill  Rialaig  Residency,  County  Kerry,  Ireland   2009  Massachuse?s  Cultural  Council,  Finalist  PainBng   2007  ArBst  Resource  Grant  Recipient,  Berkshire  Taconic  Community  Trust   2001/04  Ballinglen  Arts  FoundaBon  Fellowship  Program,  County  Mayo,  IRL   1991  Edna  Saint  Vincent  Millay  Colony,  Austerlitz,  NY   1986  Rome  Prize  Fellowship,  American  Academy  in  Rome,  Finalist  PainBng                      Massachuse?s  ArBst  FoundaBon  Grant,  Finalist  PainBng   1982  Blanche  E.  Coleman  Award,  PainBng,  Boston,  MA   SOLO  EXHIBITIONS   2016  Water,  The  Baron  and  Ellin  Gordon  Art  Gallery                          Old  Dominion  U,  Norfolk,  VA   2015  Water  Stories,  Kathryn  Markel  Gallery,  New  York,  NY   2014  Water  Stories:  ConversaBons  in  Paint  &  Sound,  Museum  of  Science,                        Boston,  MA  (book)   2012  Counterpoint  111,  Maine  Center  for  Contemporary  Art,  Rockport,  ME                        (catalog)   2010  Waterlines,  Danforth  Museum,  Framingham,  MA   2005  Going  West,  Catherine  Hammond  Gallery,  West  Cork,  Ireland   2005-­‐11  Lohin  Geduld  Gallery,  New  York,  NY  (catalogue  for  all  4  shows)   2003  Circuits-­‐  New  PainBngs,  Karen  Jenkins  Johnson  Gallery,      San  Francisco,  CA   2000  Seven  Landscapes  for  the  Millennium,  Emmanuel  College,  Boston,  MA   1993  Breathing  In  Memoriam,  Monoprints,    New  Work/New  England  ExhibiBon                      DeCordova  Museum,  Lincoln,  MA   1992-­‐08  Recent  PainBngs,  Alpha  Gallery,  Boston,  MA  (catalogues  for  7  shows)   1987  New  Work,  Fine  Arts  Gallery,  University  of  Rhode  Island,  Kingston,  RI   1988-­‐96  PainBngs,  Victoria  Munroe  Gallery,  New  York,  NY  

SELECTED GROUP  EXHIBITIONS   2015  True  Monotypes,  InternaBonal  Print  Center,  New  York,  NY   2012  Rethink  Ink,  Mixit  Studios  Celebrates  25yrs,  Boston  Public  Library,                        Boston,  MA   2011  MA  Cultural  Council  Fellows,  Shipyard  Gallery,  Hingham,  MA  

SELECTED GROUP  EXHIBITIONS  CONTINUED   2010  Large/Small,  Lohin  Geduld  Gallery,  New  York,  New  York   2010  Water,  Sun  Valley  Center  for  the  Arts,  Ketchum  ,  Idaho   2009  Drawing  Atlas,  Pennsylvania  College  of  Art  and  Design,                        Philadelphia,  PA   2009  Resonance  of  Place,  Gross  McCleaf  Gallery,  Philadelphia,  PA   2008  Boston  10,  Ferrin  Gallery,  Pi?sfield,  MA   2007  Summer  Group  Show,  Lohin  Geduld  Gallery,  New  York,  New  York   2006  Curator’s  Choice.  PainBng  Structure,  Center  for  Maine  Contemporary    Art,  Rockport,  ME                      Boston  10,  Lucano  Gallery,  Great  Barrington  MA   2005  The  Long  View:  SelecBons  from  the  Norma  Marin                        CollecBon,  Museum  of  Art,  UM,  Bangor,  ME                      Leisure,  Curated  by  Sheila  Gallagher,  North  Haven  Gallery,        New  Haven,  ME   2003  Points  of  View:  New  England  ArBsts  in  Ireland,  New  Art  Center,                        Newton,  MA                      Eire/land  McMullen  Museum  of  Art,  Boston  College,      Boston,  MA   2002  Juried  Biennial  Center  for  Maine  Contemporary  Art,      Rockport,  ME   2000  CelebraBng  Contemporary  Art  in  NE:  Recent  AquisiBons,                        DeCordova  Museum,  Lincoln,  MA                      Visual  Memoirs:Selected  PainBngs  and  Drawings,  Rose  Art                                      Museum,  Brandeis  University,  Waltham,  MA      Curated  by  Carl  Belz   1998  Immortalized,  Art  Complex  Museum,  Duxbury,  MA                      From  the  States  The  NaBonal  Museum  for  Women  in  the  Arts,                        Washington,  DC   1997  Shihing  Grounds:  A  Dialogue  in  Print,  Boston  University,                        Boston,MA                      Fihieth  North  American  Print  ExhibiBon,  MA  College  of  Art,                        Boston,  MA   1996  The  Eighth  Triennial,  Fuller  Museum  of  Art,  Brockton,  MA   1995  Inspired  by  Nature,  Boston  College  Art  Museum,  Chestnut  Hill,  MA   1994  The  Unique  Print,  Maine  Coast  ArBsts,  Rockport,  ME   1992  CriBcs  Choice,  Duxbury  Art  Complex  Museum,  Duxbury,  MA   1989  Landscape  of  the  Spirit,  The  Bruce  Museum,  Greenwich,  CT                        


SELECTED GROUP  EXHIBTIONS  CONTINUED   1986  50  Works.  E.F.  Hu?on  CollecBon,  Metropolitan  Museum  and  Art                        Complex,  Coral  Gables,  FL  (Catalog)  Curated  by  Henry  Vazquez   1985  Ardent  Gestures  (Six  Painters),  Rose  Art  Museum,  Brandeis  University,                        Waltham,  MA  (Catalog)  Curated  by  Susan  Stoops   1984  New  Vistas:  Contemporary  American  Landscapes,      Hudson  River  Museum,  Yonkers,  NY  Tucson  Art  Museum,  Tucson,  AZ      Curated  by  Janice  Oresman     SELECTED  ARTICLES,  ESSAYS  AND  REVIEWS   2014  Wei,  Lilly,  PainBng  Water,  Essay  for  book,  Water  Stories,      Museum  of  Science,  Boston.  MA                      Postal,  Sandra,  Water,  Essay  for  book,  Water  Stories,      Museum  of  Science,  Boston,  MA   2011  Einspruch,  Franklin,  Waterworks:  Anne  Neely  at  Lohin  Geduld,  Review,                        ArtcriBcal                      Franzen,  Jonathan,  Happening,  Catalog  Essay,Lohin  Geduld  Gallery,    NY,  NY   2010  McQuaid,  Cate,  VariaBons  on  space,depth,  shadow,  Art  Review,    Boston  Globe,  4/18   2009  Decker,  Elisa,  New  York  Review,  Art  in  America,  September                      Silver,  Joanne,  NaBonal  Review,  ArtNews,  April   2009  Suze?e,  McAvoy,  The  Canvas,  Interview,  Maine  Home  &  Design,  July   2008  McQuaid,  Cate,  Elements  pushes  landscape  to  its  boundaries,      The  Boston  Globe,  10/8   2008  Giuliano,  Charles,  The  Boston  Ten  at  Ferrin  Gallery,  Maverick  Arts                        Magazine,  7/21/08   2007  Stoops,  Susan,  Curator  of  Contemporary  Art,  Worcester  Art  Museum,                        Essay:  Breezing  Up,                      (Cat,  Ripple,  Squall,  Floe,)  What  the  Weather  Brings,  March     2007  WalenBni,  Joe,  Review,  Abstract  Art  on  Line,  March  15   2005  Dunne,  Aidan  Review,  The  Irish  Times,  August  12                      Mathews-­‐Berenson,  Margaret,  Essay:  Sojourner,  The  Edge  of  the  World                        March  (Cat)                      Spiher,  David,  Review,  Galleries,  Defying  Gravity,  Gay  City,  Issue  9,                        March  3-­‐9                      WalenBnii,  Joseph,  Review,  New  York  Views  March  1st,    Abstract  Art  Online    

 

SELECTED ARTICLES,  ESSAYS  AND  REVIEWS  CONTINUED   2004  Nadelman,  Cynthia,  NaBonal  Review,  ARTNews,  March   2003  Corbe?,  William,  Review,  artsMedia,    December                      McQuaid,  Cate,  Review  The  Boston  Globe,  “Taking  Landscapes  to  a  new…”    Nov  21                      New  American  PainBngs,  Northeast  Region  ,  Open  Studios  Press,                        Boston,  MA.  (publicaBon)   2002  Howards,  Ellen,  ArBcle,  artsMedia  ,  Ireland’s  Hold  on  Boston’s  ArBsts,  March                      Sherman,  Mary,  Review,  ARTNews,    NaBonal  Reviews,  March                      McQuaid,  Cate,  Review,  The  Boston  Globe,  Through  Neely’s  Eyes,  Jan.  5   2000  Giuliano,  Charles,  Review,  Art  New  England  ,  Vol.  20  #2  April/May                      McQuaid,  Cate,  Review  The  Boston  Globe  ,  Galleries  A  haunted,      poeBc  vision...  Feb.3   1999  Temin,  ChrisBne,  Review,The  Boston  Globe,    ArBsts...  about  their  dearly  departed,  Jan.  8   1997  McQuaid,  Cate,  Review  The  Boston  Globe  ,  “SBll  Lifes  with  inner  lives”                        Apr.10   1996  McQuaid,  Cate,  Review  The  Boston  Globe  ,  “Memento  Mori,”  December   1996  Temin,  ChrisBne,  Review  The  Boston  Globe,    “Best  of  Show,”  September  20   1995  Worth,  Alexi,  Review  Art  New  England  ,  Vol.  16,  No.5  Aug/Sept                        Unger,  Miles,  Review,  The  New  Art  Examiner    January  Ed.   1994  Stapen,  Nancy,  Review  The  Boston  Globe  ,  “Neely  evolves  naturally”                      Oct.  20   1993  Temin,  ChrisBne,  ArBcle  “Neely’s  Breathing  Series:  At  once  personal  and    universal.”  The  Boston  Globe,    March  10                      Giuliano,Charles,  Review,  Art  New  England,    Vol.16  No.  5,  August/September   1992  Tarlow,  Lois  Interview  profile  Art  New  England    Volume  13,  No.  5,      August/September                      Temin,ChrisBne,  Boston  Sunday  Globe,    Talented,  determined      leadership  made   1992  a  good  year  for  art,  10  Best  in  Visual  Arts,  December  27,1992   1988  Zimmer,  William,  Review  The  New  York  Times    “Spiritual  Side  of  Art”                        April  2   1988  Stretch,  Bonnie  Barre?  “The  New  Age  of  Corporate  Art”  ARTnews     January      


SELECTED ARTICLES,  ESSAYS  AND  REVIEWS  CONTINUED   1986  Henry,  Gerrit  “New  York  Reviews”,  ARTnews    June                      Larson,  Kay  “New  Faces  of  86’,”  New  York  Magazine,  March   1985  Giuliano,  Charles,  “Six  Neo-­‐RomanBc  ArBsts”,  Review,      Art  New  England,  April                      Giuliano,Charles,  Review,  The  Patriot  Ledger,    February  19                      Guillemin,  Robert,  Review,  The  Heights,  February  11                      Stapen,  Nancy,  “Painters  at  the  Rose”,  ChrisBan  Science  Monitor,                            March  29                      Stoops,  Susan,  Catalogue  Essay,  “Ardent  Gestures”,      Rose  Art  Museum,  Brandeis  University,  Waltham,  MA                      Taylor,  Robert,  ”Brandeis  Show  Provides  Six  Different  Styles”,      The  Boston  Globe  ,  April  7                      Yarde,  Sally,  Catalogue  Essay  ,  An  Architect’s  Eye:  SelecBons  from                        the  Gund  CollecBon                      Mount  Holyoke  College  Art  Museum,  South  Hadley,  MA   1984  Oresman,  Janice,  Catalogue  Essay  ,  New  Vistas:  Contemporary                      American  Landscapes,  Hudson  River  Museum,  Yonkers,  NY  and  the                        Tucson  Art  Museum,  Tucson,  AZ     PUBLICATIONS   2010  New  American  PainBngs,  Juried  ExhibiBons  in  Print,  #86,      Monica  Ramirez-­‐Montagut,  Curator   2007  Zoland  Poetry,  Edited  by  Roland  Pease,  Steerforth  Press,      Hanover,  NH,  Cover  Art   2003  New  American  PainBngs,  Juried  ExhibiBons  in  Print,  #44,      Charlo?a  KoBk,  Curator     SELECTED  PUBLIC  AND  CORPORATE  COLLECTIONS   Amerada  Hess,  Woodbridge,  NJ   AT&T  Longlines,  Newark,  NJ   Bank  of  Boston,  Boston,  MA   Boston  Public  Library,  Boston,  MA   Brooklyn  Museum,  Brooklyn,  NY   Chemical  Bank,  New  York,  NY   Davis  Museum  and  Cultural  Center,  Wellesley  College,  Wellesley,  MA   DeCordova  Museum  and  Sculpture  Park,  Lincoln,  MA   The  Farnesworth  Art  Museum,  Rockland,  ME   Fidelity  Investments,  Boston,  MA,  New  York  and  Singapore        

SELECTED ARTICLES,  ESSAYS  AND  REVIEWS  CONTINUED   Grenwald  Center  for  Graphic  Arts  at  UCLA,  Arman  Hammer  Museum,Los   Angeles,  CA   Milbank,  Tweed,  Hadley  and  McCloy,  New  York,  NY   Museum  of  Fine  Arts,  Boston,  MA   NaBonal  Gallery  of  Art,  Washington,  DC   New  York  Public  Library,  New  York,  NY   Perry  Corp.,  New  York,  New  York   Polaroid  CorporaBon,  Cambridge,  MA   Reader’s  Digest,  Pleasantville,  NY   Rose  Art  Museum,  Brandeis  University,  Waltham,  MA   Simmons  College,  Boston,  MA   Simpson,  Thatcher  and  Bartle?,  New  York,  NY   Sonesta  InternaBonal  Hotels,  Boston,  MA   The  Smithsonian,  The  NaBonal  Museum  of  American  Art,  Washington,  D.C.   The  Gund  CollecBon,  Cambridge,  MA   The  Putnam  Companies,  Boston,  M   Wellington  Management,  Boston,  MA   Whitney  Museum  of  American  Art,  New  York,  NY     PROFESSIONAL  TEACHING   2004  VisiBng  ArBst,  Westminster  School,  Simsbury,  Ct.   1999  VisiBng  ArBst,  MASS  College  of  Art,  Boston,  MA   1998  Juror  For  Traveling  Scholarship,  School  of  the  Museum  of  Fine  Arts,                        Boston,MA   1997  VisiBng  ArBst,  University  of  New  Hampshire,  Durham,  NH                      Recipient;  Thomas  Lamont  Teaching  Chair  in  the  HumaniBes,  Milton                        Academy,  Milton,  MA  to  present                      VisiBng  ArBst,  MASS  College  of  Art,  Boston,  MA   1996  VisiBng  ArBst  DeCordova  Museum,  EducaBonal  Program,  Lincoln,  MA                      VisiBng  ArBst,  Roxbury  LaBn  School,  Roxbury,  MA   1995  VisiBng  ArBst,  Maine  College  of  Art,  Portland,  ME   1992  The  Talbot  Baker  Award  for  Teaching  Excellence,  Milton  Academy,                        Milton,  MA                      VisiBng  ArBst  to  Graduate  Students,  PainBng,  School  of  the                        Museum  of  Fine  Arts,  Boston,  MA   1981-­‐94  Nesto  Gallery  Director,  Milton  Academy,  Milton,  MA   1974-­‐2012  Art  Instructor,  Milton  Academy,  Milton,  MA        


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ANNE NEELY Water Stories  

Originally exhibited at the Museum of Science, Boston, Anne Neey's expansive water-scapes will be on view from April 23rd - May 23rd, 2015,...

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