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Alix Hitchcock

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1
7 - 10 p.m.



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Forsythia"From the Landscape"
An exhibit of paintings and prints by the late
Anne Kesler Shields

October 1 - 26, 2013
Reception: Friday, October 11, 5 - 7 pm
Gallery Hop, Friday, October 4, 7 - 10 pm

Artworks Gallery presents a one-person memorial show of rarely seen abstracted landscapes by Anne Kesler Shields who died in 2012. A variety of oil paintings, woodcut prints, and mixed media will be displayed for purchase.

Landscape AbstractionAnne Shields was a vital member of the artist-run cooperative, Artworks Gallery, joining it in 1988. A Retrospective of her lifetime of work was shown in 2012-2013 at SECCA, Salem College Fine Arts Center, and the Hanes Art Gallery at WFU. Artworks Gallery has chosen to focus this exhibit on her oil paintings, woodcut prints, and other media where she investigated ideas about landscape, some having been inspired by NC landscapes and others by her Italy and Spain travels. Tom Patterson, curator of the three exhibits, described her landscape work in the catalog for the SECCA show, ..."abstract landscape paintings with passages of thick impasto and gestural markings often surrounding flat, central voids...collapsed perspectives, simply rendered trees, leaves, blossoms, grain fields, land forms, clouds, and fallen snow owe a debt to the artist Milton Avery."

Winter Cornfield in the FogShields received her MFA from UNC-Greensboro in 1959 and her BA from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA in 1954. She studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, MA, in 1975 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 1956. She received five fellowships to work at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA, and was awarded a NEA grant to do a mural in downtown Winston-Salem in 1975. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the NC Museum of Art, the Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art, Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem, and Wake Forest University.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery will be open for the Gallery Hop, Friday, Oct. 4, 7 - 10pm.

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"Forsythia", oil on canvas, 53" x 40"
"Landscape Abstraction", oil on canvas, 38" x 48"
"Winter Corn Field in the Fog", oil on canvas

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