Artist Anne Labovitz's exhibit "Water Works," examines water in different ways – highlighting its powerful and mesmerizing nature. The artist considers bodies of water as a place for contemplation, solace, and as a site for reflection. Through painting, sculpture and a large room installation, visitors are offered an immersive and participatory experience. Exhibition at Minnesota Marine Art Museum through Jan. 22, 2023.
WINONA, Minn., Oct. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Water Stories: New Work by Anne Labovitz" runs now through January 2023 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minn. The two-gallery exhibition features large scale works by the Minnesota artist.
According to Labovitz, "Water Stories reflects ideas of the regenerative qualities of water expressed visually through painting, installation, and sound."
The exhibition includes paintings, an immersive room installation with audio, and a public participatory section. Water Stories features six 12-foot scrolls reflecting the local foliage of Minnesota. These scrolls were created specifically for the museum and are hung in the museum's atrium, welcoming visitors into the exhibition. In the gallery, a 12-foot by 24-foot Tyvek® room, titled Sunset Water Memories, is intended for the public to enter. "Sunset Memories is an invitation for viewers to become immersed in a tranquil color field of blue while experiencing spatial water sounds," explains Labovitz.
The second gallery has nine large-scale square acrylic paintings. Through tonality, the paintings embody the physicality of reflection, focusing on the water's surface quality and luminosity. Of her exhibitions, Labovitz says, "Water has the essential, restorative qualities that provide respite, refuge, and regeneration. It is my hope that Water Stories will provide a place for discovery, delight, contemplation, and meditation on and about water."
Labovitz is known for creating work that transforms and converts controversial social, political and cultural issues into experiences that inspire contemplation and connection. She is the founder of the I Love You Institute, an artist-led site-specific project working with communities to creatively address today's world, using art making, social justice, radical kindness, and relational listening to normalize saying "I Love You" as an alternative to division and conflict.
Labovitz has exhibited her artwork internationally and nationally. Her work is included in the collections of institutions all over the world, including in the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN), the International Gallery of Portrait (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and Växjö Kommun (Vaxjo, Sweden). Recent projects include two large-scale permanent public mosaic artworks at the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Labovitz's first exhibition at MMAM, Water Stories: New Work by Anne Labovitz, will be on view from Sept. 30, 2022 through Jan. 22, 2023.
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a nonprofit art museum that engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. Located in Winona, Minnesota, a short distance from Minneapolis and Chicago, the purpose-built museum is located on the banks of the Mississippi River and boasts six galleries, an educational and events space, and a destination retail shop on its seven acre riverside campus. It is through this surprising diversity that MMAM is not only describing what marine art is, but pushing the boundaries of what marine art can be.
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SOURCE Minnesota Marine Art Museum