Hello to all my original backers!
The gas has been paid for
the trip is done
have produced new artwork
my first show on the east coast is booked!
Spent the winter in the mountains of Santa Fe working on writing, editing and painting. For the month of May I traveled through the Bible Belt, Tornado Alley and the Bourbon Trail to a summer residency in western MA. In August, before I head back to San Francisco, my hometown of Concord, MA will play host to the first American Bones east coast exhibit at the Albright Gallery. If you are on the east coast I would love to see you and get a chance thank you personally for your support and to share with you the latest work.
As this project is ongoing See me is a great photography project/portfolio site in which to raise funds, enter shows and gather community support around a project. Please consider supporting American Bones at my See Me page.
American Bones Press Release
Paintings and Photography by Zannah Noe
Artist Reception August 1, 2013 6-8pm
Exhibit on display August 2- August 4, 2013
Exhibit of American Bones comes to the artist's hometown of Concord, MA. The weekend-long show of paintings and photographs by San Francisco artist, Zannah Noe, covers her 5-month road trip around America in 2012. The work removes the exhausted patriotism of Americana and seeks to celebrate the working and creative classes, reveal the irony in our nostalgia and depict regional architecture and landscapes. This is the first glimpse of a body of work that will be developed over the next two years. Meet the artist, at the opening reception and there will be an artist talk on Saturday.
An abstract expressionist painter, Noe’s paintings are illustrative collages atop lush and colorful backgrounds. She layers monuments and iconic regional American imagery. These cultural images stack up to create a painting both complex and seductive. In accompaniment to her paintings, Noe’s photography will also be on exhibit-- these photos showcase the spectacular of the everyday. Through her paintings and photographs Zannah Noe observes, deconstructs, and then turns the canvas back towards the viewer, revealing our raw infrastructure.
About the artist:
Growing up in Concord, Noe acknowledges the region’s influence on her own identity in ways that its founders would recognize. She is a community-minded conservationist and an independent entrepreneur furthering her understanding of the world through culture and the arts. While her mother was a tour guide at the Louise Mae Alcott’s house, she found Jo’s character a powerful role model in the story of Little Women. The artist recognizes the influences of her own origins and her adopted San Francisco, which inspired her to set out to document the forces of regional identity in this country.
About the gallery:
Based in historic Concord, MA, Albright Art is a gallery of contemporary art exhibiting artists who comment on modern culture. The gallery is dedicated to discovering provocative new talent and celebrating emerging visionaries of the art world. Albright Art Gallery is located at 32 Main Street in the center of Concord, MA. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12-5pm, and also by appointment. For more information please visit albrightartgallery.com or call us at 978-369-7300.
Albright Art Gallery
Exhibit dates: August 2- August 4, 2013
Opening reception: August 1, 2013 6-8pm