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Anne Francey
Geography #3 (Abstract Gestural Grid Drawing in Dark & Light Pastels, Framed)

1995

$2,200

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Geography #3 (Abstract Gestural Grid Drawing in Dark & Light Pastels, Framed) by Anne Francey Abstract, gestural graphite and pastel drawing on Arches paper 30 x 22.5 inches unframed 35.5 x 27.5 inches in light wood frame Anne Francey’s observation of the natural world has always been the point of departure in her work, evolving into a constant oscillation between representation and abstraction, organic shapes and geometric order, what's being shown and what's being hidden. Whether starting from a flower, a twig, an insect or a moss; Francey simplifies and flattens their shapes, blurring their visual identity to reveal a hidden meaning. This particular work is composed of beautiful gestural lines made with colorful pastel and bold graphite. Cross hatching layers of pastel in prominently red, mint green, and peach contrast against thick lines of dark graphite. This piece is complimented with a light wood frame and pre-installed wire for instant hanging. About the artist and work: Swiss born artist, Anne Francey, returns to the gallery exhibiting selections from both past and current work. Trained as a painter, Francey added ceramic to her studio practice after developing a love and fascination for the ceramic tiles and infinite design that adorn houses and interiors in Tunisia, spending a year at the National Center of Ceramics of Tunis. Arabesques, this endless flow of lines inspired by vegetal forms typical of Islamic art, has translated onto her recent work in the form of simply choreographed lines resembling seed pods, bramble, and flowering buds. In her 1988 Flower series, the artist captures the delicate essence of her natural model through vivid movements of paint and animated marks of red and black charcoal on paper and canvas. So simple in their approach, these seemingly effortless designs owe their appearance to the liberated approach Francey takes with the application of her medium. In more recent work, Francey continues the free-hand aesthetic with her work on paper series entitled, Seismography. Opaque black ink creates the impression of a solid space activated by an almost calligraphic inscription of thin white lines. The dramatic lines seek to record their realistic counterparts but are inevitably abstracted by the unpredictable nature of the artist’s hand. RESUME: EDUCATION 1983-1987 Hunter College: MFA , New York 1981-1982 School of Visual Arts: painting, video, 16 MM, New York 1976-1981 ECBA, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Diplôme de Beaux-Arts , Painting/Video, Lausanne, Switzerland SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2018 The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Configurations, one person show, Troy, NY Carrie Haddad Gallery, Ebb and Flow, Hudson, NY Saratoga Arts gallery, Then and Now, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Eric Laffer Gallery , Schuylerville, NY 2017 Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center, The Ritual of Construction, group show, Woodstock, NY Carrie Haddad gallery, Summer, group show Thompson Giroux gallery, En Masse, group show Eric Laffer gallery, winter show 2016 Saratoga Arts, 30th Anniversary Invitational, Saratoga Springs, NY Carrie Haddad Gallery, Summer Color, Hudson, NY Laffer Gallery, 5th Annual Juried Group Show, Schuylerville, NY 2015 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Paper, group show, Hudson, NY 2014 Luminarté, Contemporary Islamic Art, group show, Dallas, TX Spring Street Gallery, Where are you from? Three persons show, Saratoga Springs, NY Albany Institute of History and Art, Mohawk Hudson Regional, group show NY Albany International Airport, Natural Gestures, three persons show Albany, NY Laffer Gallery, Winter show, Schuylerville, NY 2013 Laffer Gallery, Winter show, Schuylerville, NY Spring Street Gallery, TREEaction, Saratoga Springs, NY Sidi Kacem, Tunis National Ceramic Center International Ceramic Symposium, Tunisia Carrie Haddad Gallery, 2 persons show, Hudson, NY Liechtenstein Center for the Arts, Islam Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA 2012 Dietel Gallery, Paper and Fire, one person show, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY Laffer Gallery, Winter show, Schuylerville, NY 2010 Hyde Museum, Mohawk Hudson Regional, Glens Falls, NY 2009 El Borj Gallery, group show, la Marsa/Tunis, Tunisia Farenheit, solo show, Carthage, Tunisia 2007 Gallery 100, Significantly Small, Saratoga Springs, NY 2006 Carrie Haddad Gallery, 3 persons show, Hudson, NY 2006 Firleflanz Gallery, 2 persons show, Albany, NY Haddad Lascano Gallery, Still life, Great Barrington, Ma 2004 Mandeville Gallery, From an Observant Nature, 3 persons show, Union College, Schenectady NY 2004 Schenectady Museum, Mohawk Hudson regional, NY 2003 Schick Gallery, Visiting Faculty exhibition, Saratoga Springs, NY Carrie Haddad Gallery, Botanica, group show, Hudson, NY The Arts Center Gallery, 3-person show, Saratoga Springs, NY 2000 Arac, Anne Francey and Renée Duc, Vallorbe, Switzerland 1999 Lake George Arts Project, Artists invite artists, Lake George, NY 1998 Sioux City Arts Center, Working space, selections from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Sioux City, Iowa Carrie Haddad Gallery, Geoffrey Detrani, Anne Francey, Joseph Kurhajec, Hudson, NY Sion Art Museum, Saxifrage, Désespoir du peintre, Switzerland 1997 Lake George Arts Projects, Made in Tunisia, solo show, NY Albany Center Gallery, solo show, Albany, NY Mille-Feuilles Gallery, solo show, la Marsa/Tunis, Tunisia Fribourg Art & History Museum, Saxifrage, Swiss painters, Switzerland 1996 Jennish Museum, Alice Bailly Foundation 50th anniversary, Vevey, Switzerland Case Gallery, Skidmore College, Skidmore Women Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga Springs, NY 1995 Urban Cultural Park, curator "Compositions" a collaboration, artists and composers, S.Spgs, Lake George Arts Project, From the Lake & Beyond, Lake George, NY 1994 Sage College Gallery, Wet Paint, Troy, NY 1992 The Albany Biennial, Interplay 92, Rice Gallery, Albany NY 1989 The Bemis Gallery, solo show, Omaha, Nebraska Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, "In Residence", 15 Artists From The Bemis Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska 1988 John Michael Kohler Art Center, Hothouse, Sheboygan, Wisconsin GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES 1997-2014 NYSCA Arts in Education Initiative grants for the creation of collaborative ceramic murals in schools 2013 National Ceramic Center of Tunis, International Ceramic Symposium, Tunisia 2009 Sidi Kacem El Jelizi, National center for ceramic Art, Tunis, Tunisia, artist residency 2005 “Creative Connections” AIE, Loudonville, NY 1999 SPAF, New York State Council on the Arts, “Faces, faces and more…faces”, a community project involving hundreds of participants 1995 SPAF, New York State Council on the Arts, "Compositions", collaborative work between artists and composers 1989 Fellowship AWS Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska Artist residency, 1988 National Artist Grant, Switzerland 1987 Fellowship , AWS Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska artist residency Sommerville Art Price, Hunter College, New York 1983 Artist’s Grant, Young Artists of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 1982 Artist’s Grant, Foundation Alice Bailly, Lausanne, Switzerland 1981 Professional advancement Grant, Business Professional Women and Zonta Club, Switzerland Painting Award, Association de Peintres et Sculpteurs, Lausanne, Switzerland PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1998- 2014 Studio Art, drawing , painting, visual concepts, Skidmore College, lecturer 2010-2012 Empire State College, S. Spgs, NY Islamic art and decorative Ceramic design 2008 Bennington College, workshop on grant writing and application 1997- 2014 Mural projects: Artist in residence in public schools 1998 Figure drawing SCAC Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 1994-1999 Art in Nature, summer camps for 6-15 year old, Saratoga Springs 1992 French 20th Century-contemporary Art, Skidmore College Summer Program, Paris, France 1991- 98 Figure drawing, Special Programs, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 1987- 88 Studio Art, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey

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