Response: New Works by Anne Labovitz

Oct 24, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020

Opening Saturday October 24th, 2-7pm

On view October 24 through November 28, 2020

“Response investigates the intimacy of color and space. For me, color is a personal reflection, a language that crosses boundaries and can connect us. I believe color is a life force. These works are about hope for the future; for a connection between people as we struggle through current complexities."

– Anne Labovitz, 2020

“So, what is a humanistic ally minded artist to do during a global viral pandemic? After recovering from her own scary bout with COVID, Labovitz retreated to a newly set-up basement studio and got to work painting, just good old painting, no outside participation necessary. The results, perhaps not unsurprisingly, look just as winning as her public work, brimming with brash color in a variety of marks big, small, and all-over. Especially notable are a trio of large square canvases that appear to have been cut straight from a wall of rainbow-hued graffiti, full of confident tags, cloudy sprays, and drippy brushwork. Could there be a more fitting subject for an artist equally concerned with interhuman relationships and non-objective creative expression?”

— From 60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC 7.29.2020 by Lori Waxman (Art Critic for the Chicago Tribune)

Anne Labovitz (b. Duluth, Minnesota) lives and works in St. Paul, MN. Notable exhibitions include Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN; Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA; Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA; University of Raparin, Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan; Växjö Kunsthall,Växjö, Sweden; Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Russia; Isumi City Hall, Isumi City, Japan; MSP Terminal 2, Minneapolis, MN; MSP Terminal 1, Minneapolis, MN; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada; Burnet Gallery, Le Méridien Chambers in Minneapolis; Talgut die Schönen, in Kunste, Germany; Chapman Art Center at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York; to name a few.

Labovitz’s artwork can be found in the following public collections Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN; The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA; Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Historical Society, St Paul MN; International Gallery of Portrait, in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Växjö Kommun, City of Vaxjo, Sweden; Isumi City Offices, Isumi City Japan; University of Raparin, Rania Iraqi Kurdistan; City of Petrozavodsk, Petrozavodsk, Russia; to name a few.

Current projects include Two Permanent Mosaic Installation at MSP Airport, Feb. 2021; Turn Up the Turn Out – a cohort of 22 artists dedicated to the promotion of voting and voting registration in Minnesota, 2020; Outdoor fence installation, Berlin, Germany - Feb. 2021; I Love You Institute – a community-based initiative; Artist in Residence, Art In Motion, Holdingford, MN.

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