On the cover: Calving, 2014 Oil on linen 48 x 60 in.
ANNE NEELY Water Stories April 23 â€“ 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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Published on Apr 10, 2015
Originally exhibited at the Museum of Science, Boston, Anne Neey's expansive water-scapes will be on view from April 23rd - May 23rd, 2015,...