This exhibition at The Met Bauer considers Richter Gerhard’s six decade long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the material, conceptual, and historical implications of painting.
Annie Stephens grew up in a little home in Ottawa Ontario with four other small wild and barefoot sisters. Educated at the kitchen table, their world was often self-created realities stepped into or put to paper, paper secrets and bantam bones, skinned knees, ghosts found and some conjured. Today Annie’s photography comes from a natural extension of these small games and superstitions, and a deeply rooted compulsion to create and to document self and surroundings, real or imagined. Self-taught, she works with the simplest of tools and relies heavily on creative resourcefulness. In late 2008 she moved to Montreal and now lives and creates here in a little apartment in the east with a small black cat at her heels.