AK: Alaska

Going on view at the Anchorage Museum (www.anchoragemuseum.org) are:


Perceptions: Ashley Lohr Solo Exhibition


Opening January 30, 2015 and on view through March 1, Ashley Lohr is a painter in the classic sense, and in this solo exhibition of new works in oil on canvas, she explores imagery, realism, abstraction, texture and light.

     Lohr is primarily interested in color and line, the overlapping of planes, the balance of light and shadow, and the manipulation of color. She explores interior spaces and structures in her work, highlighting the effects of light on surfaces.

     Digital photographs inspire her angles and compositions. Each painting suggests more than one space inhabiting the frame, an intentional disruption that leaves the viewer finding something unexpected in her crops, skews and stretched perspectives.

     Based in Petersburg, Alaska, Lohr is originally from Southern New Jersey and studied painting and drawing in Albany, New York, before moving to Alaska.

 It Could Go Either Way: Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly



Curated by former Anchorage resident Amy Mackie and opening Friday, January 30, 2015 and on view through March 1, 2015, Meditations on landscape, the human condition, and the passage of time are presented in this video installation that explores the idea of “performed places” and features the collaborative work of New York artists Mariam Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly.

     Kelly is a dancer-choreographer interested in the body, movement and the transformative nature of performance. In 2006 she teamed with Ghani, an artist whose work often explores border zones, translations and political transitions.

     This exhibit is the culmination of several films created over six years in unique architectural environments and geographical locales, including the Solitude Rotwildpark Forest in Stuttgart Germany; a gutted McDonald’s in midtown Manhattan; the Galisteo Valley of New Mexico; and areas in and around Kabul, Afghanistan.

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