Washington
 
Dist of Columbia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

Line is my basic building block. A line, added to another and another, becomes much more than itself: it's an edge, a boundary, a path, a structure, a space -- and each of these is able to gather meaning over time. My work explores the capacity for spaces, real or imagined, to contain time and contradiction.

My work in the studio is both research and play. I draw, I build, I make and undo; I trust instinct and value craft. My work often involves repetitive labor, surfacing, building densities as well as extending lines. These acts of work and play guide me through the awesome uncertainty of making.

I regard uncertainty as a positive force in my work. I seek out conditions in which I can make without knowing the outcome of the making. Inviting uncertainty into the process and content of my work leads me in a search in which there can be risk, failure and discovery.

All work by Anne

Anne Smith
2016, 8.5 x 10 in, Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2016, 9 1/4 X 11 in, Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2017, 16" x 11", Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2016, 16" x 12 1/2", Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2016, 4" x 6", Collage
Anne Smith
2016, 4" x 6", Collage
Anne Smith
2016, 4" x 4" x 1" (closed), Silkscreen/Artist book
Anne Smith
2016, 108" x 144", Wheatpaste/Mural