Anne Herbert

Painting has the capacity to present a duality, a moment that simultaneously exists outside of oneself, but which finds resonance within. My work acknowledges the presence of many dualities: external and internal, seen and unseen, awareness and obscurity, recognition and uncertainty. The paintings reveal these ideas through the din of simultaneous gestures, layering and interrupting painted shapes and fuzzy after images. The imagery within my paintings derives from an experiential reference point, one which includes the perceptual world of observation, as well as memory and emotion. The resulting image is not recognizable as a specific place or thing, but rather reminds the viewer of the fullness and complexity of experience.