anne peabody

(Louisville, USA 1967. She lives and works in Brooklyn,

New York, USA) She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art program in Florence, Italy, at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and received in 2004 her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, with an Alumni Thesis Award for her installation, the transposition of a stretch of the sidewalk outside her Brooklyn apartment onto silvered glass. The sidewalk, a faint impression of its former self, is re-proposed as it once appeared, on the ground. Thus Peabody transformed the gallery space into a magical reinterpretation of the familiar, her focus on the ethereal notions of memory and subjective consciousness. Peabody recognizes the impermanent nature of conscious life, an aspect well articulated in her earlier work. Given the nature of her chosen medium, light is a vital participant in the elusive compositions. Her works on silvered glass are created using a technique steaming from églomisé, a French glass-gilding technique popularized in the eighteenth century, whose ephemeral results emphasize the delicacy of the subject-matter, based for the most part on the realm of the subconscious and on the artist’s dreams. In 2007, her installation for the 40th anniversary celebration of Art in the Parks was much appreciated. Her work is found in prestigious permanent collections such as the 21c Museum in Louisville, The Anaconda Aluminium in Lexington, Kentucky, and in the Studio Berengo of Murano, in Venice.


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