Anna Kordsmeier’s work explores memories of past experiences through abstract landscape prints and paintings. Her work serves as maps to the realm of memory. Kordsmeier creates these memory maps by combining traditional fine arts materials and techniques with materials and techniques that emphasize the shifting, fragile, and multilayered aspects of memory. Her work will be on display in the IU Southeast Library Art Gallery January 13th through March 7th 2014.
Artists' Statement: My work arises out of the desire to organize my observations of the world around me. My most recent paintings serve as chronicles of my experiences and draw on the line between memory and invention. The paintings encapsulate past events or conversations and move into the realm of faded memories whose residue has become layered and transformed. The layering and interweaving of memory are reflected in the physical weaving of thread and the layering of paint on canvas.
The Library has generous exhibit spaces on all three floors, and an art gallery on the first floor. On the main (second) floor, there are large glass cases, some of which are lockable. These cases are suitable for display of books, photographs, artifacts, etc., and the lockable cases provide a secure display area for rare or valuable materials. Similar cases are available on the first and third floors. The first floor art gallery is designed for display of hanging art, and there are lockable glass cases nearby. The Library creates exhibits for these spaces but also makes the space available for other appropriate uses. For information, call the Library Reference Desk (941-2489) or Pam Asberry (941-2262).