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My paintings revolve around specific domestic routines and activities: cleaning, cooking, eating, sleeping, playing. My paintings reconstruct the spaces in which these activities occurred, as remembered visually, wall-by-wall, item-by-item: the door next to the stove, the two windows overlooking the garden, the turquoise linoleum floor, etc. Compositionally I strive for rigor in purely formal terms of shape, space, and color. But visually, the pictures are meant to feel like home: the kitchen, the family room, the neighborhood street, the church we went to, our grandparents’ house.
Power Outage is about the 2010 black out in Chicago during a summer heat wave. My entire family was visiting from Cincinnati to meet my five week old daughter Betty. The house was sweltering. I was awake in the middle of the night feeding the baby and my mom brought in a candle. We sat up talking because it was too hot to sleep.
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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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- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
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