Artist Talk: Ann Orlowski
- Dates: March 23, 2024
- Location: Abel Contemporary Gallery
- Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
In no. 5: Ann Orlowski Moon Room
The Moon, our cosmic satellite, exerts an undeniable influence on our physical body and our psyche. As it waxes and wanes, from new to full, this reliable pulse marks the progression of time through the seasons. Diverse cultures have attributed names to the full moon, signifying this annual rhythm. Drawing inspiration from these names, Ann Orlowski created a series of works that reflect our personal connection to our environment. For each full moon throughout the past year, Orlowski placed intention on her observations of the natural patterns around her, forming the basis for each painting. This attempt to tap into the cyclical rhythms of the natural world is a means of pacing a busy life, marking time, and finding balance. A deeper connection to the environment emerges through looking, listening, and reflecting on the space we inhabit. The result is paintings that celebrate the elegant complexity of this cosmic body. In addition to the paintings, the installation will include sculpture and an ambient soundscape composed and produced by Nick Orlowski entitled “Companion to the Moon Room”.