Anne Vieux is presenting solo exhibition Mesh at London’s Annka Kultys, opening April 26 and running to May 27.
The New York-based artist will present a new series of painting and sculpture that will explore “the optics of the computer screen and the implications of light on abstraction, through digital reproductions of material surfaces.” Digitally altering holographic and translucent material, and adding airbrush acrylic paint are some of the processes behind Vieux’s layering techniques.
The title of the exhibition comes from ‘enmeshment’; a concept that refers to “relationships between two or more entities in which personal boundaries are permeable and unclear.”
Anne Vieux presented solo exhibition same window, different day at North Little Rock’s Good Weather, which ran from September 10 to October 15, 2016.
The New York-based artist deals with “fragmentation and movement through the confluence of digital and material processes”, visualised via the a trance like state induced by our existing hyper-mediated environments. Presenting a site-specific installation, sculpture and painting, modular furniture in the room allows for seated contemplation of wall-hung works, while a floor installation of a mysterious white powder captures movement throughout the space. The recorded traces of the viewer in the gallery mimics the gestures of Vieux’s own fingers across the surface of her airbrushed and matte gel paintings on digital manipulations of light printed on microfiber suede.
An excerpt of the exhibition runs as follows:
“The chest moves out and in. Air moves in and out. Out and in • In and out • Out and in • Concentrate on the somatic presence of the elliptical nature of breathing. The atmosphere flowing through the device of the lungs is automatic and elemental, and a measure of time. Hold your breath as an interlude…”**