Just for You
The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural CenterMarch 9 – April 13, 2016Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 9, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with Artist Talk at 11:30 a.m. in the gallery
In my work I use imagery of the home to question ideas about architectural space, the nature of our interaction with it, and our perception of it. The home is an environment that creates atmosphere and structure through its constructed elements and decorations. These elements directly inform my drawing and sculpture so that the pieces can challenge the way we think about the spaces we inhabit.
For the past 2 years I have worked slowly and methodically to build this home one room at a time. Every piece included in this project is real; furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative accouterments (silverware, books, lamps, rugs). Each object and architectural element is primed white so that every surface is the same color and then hatch marked on with black acrylic pens. Each part of every surface is covered in marks and the entire space isblack and white.
My home unfolds like a theatrical set or an accordion book. The rooms have simple dividing walls and create a space with awkward angles that force views into skewed perspectives. It becomes an enormous drawing that blurs the line between existing as a real tangible space and a flat pictorial ground.
About the Artist:
Muntges is an artist who makes highly detailed drawings, prints, and
installation art based on concepts of the home. Born in Denver and based in
Buffalo, her work has been exhibited in New York at the Charles A. Gallery and
Lilac Museum Steamship; in Chicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; in
Buffalo at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the University at Buffalo Gallery,
and Indigo Gallery; and in Knoxville as a part of the Southern Graphics Council
International Conference. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. Muntges completed a
residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2013, and received a New
York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books in
2014. In 2015, Muntges was awarded a fellowship and artist residency at the
Vermont Studio Center and Ox-Bow.
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