Anne Mudge | Wire and Beads
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6-8 PM
Quint Gallery presents Wire and Beads, an exhibition comprised of recent suspended sculptures by Anne Mudge. There will be a reception with the artist on Saturday, April 22 from 6-8 PM. Central to Anne’s body of work is the weightless sculptural form, often organized from a central tension (sometimes several), sensitive to the inherent properties of her materials.
Though improvisational in nature and intuitive in process, the elements that make up each piece are not without purpose. Organic in form, she constructs them through small acts that seek balance through the symmetry of opposing forces and gravity. Wires are methodically twisted, folded, wrapped and unwrapped by hand with great attention to detail over weeks and months in her studio, compressed at times with the introduction of colored and reflective beads before being released into flexible lines that govern the structure of the work.
As springtime welcomes seasonal blooms from dormant trees and an abundance of grasses, weeds, and wildflowers, her sculptures may evoke images of fruiting bodies and more broadly, the cycles of life: generation and eventual decay. On their own, her artworks may recall root systems and fungi networks, but in relation to one another, a symbiotic ecosystem emerges, interdependent on the conditions of light and movement within the space.
Anne Mudge's artwork has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the San Diego Museum of Art, the List Visual Arts Center at M.I.T, and in solo and group exhibitions at private and university galleries throughout the U.S. She has been reviewed in a variety of publications including Art in America, Art News, Sculpture Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union/Tribune, among others. She lives and works in Fallbrook, CA.