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I paint from memory, choosing memories of places or spaces that I recall in detail. Rental Property is about my parents' neighborhood in Cincinnati. The house next door to us had become a rental property and was gradually falling into disrepair. In the painting, the rental property is painted freehand, while the neighboring houses are drawn with a ruler. The houses with owners are well maintained and have manicured lawns and trees. The rental property is crumbling and its yard is overgrown-the imagery itself is degenerating from representation to something abstract and chaotic. So, at the same time the rental property symbolizes a neighborhood in decline, it also is more free flowing and expressive-a beautiful eyesore.
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Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Ann Toebbe received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997. She earned an MFA in painting from Yale University and in 2000 had a Skowhegan residency. She has been the recipient of a Jacob Javits Fellowship in 2003, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship in 2005 and 2015, a Chicago Council for the Arts Grant in 2006, and in 2008 she was a West Prize Finalist. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, London, and Chicago where she now lives.
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