Anna Held Audette
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Artist's Statement

My paintings comment on the melancholy beauty found in relics of our industrial past. Both the literal and evocative meanings of these subjects strike a responsive chord in me and provide variations on a theme that has been central to my paintings for a long time.
 
These relics remind us that, in our rapidly changing world, the triumphs of technology are just a moment away from obsolescence. Yet these remains of collapsed power have a strength, grace and sadness that is both eloquent and impenetrable. Transfigured by time and light, which render the ordinary extraordinary, they form a visual requiem for the industrial age.



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Selected Collections

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
McGraw Hill, Columbus, OH
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
National Aeronautics and Space Agency, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Lessing Rosenwald Collection,
    Washington, DC
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
New Haven Museum and Historical Society,
    New Haven, CT


 

Artist's resume

Complete list of collected artwork
Recent Exhibitions

2014
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
2013
Reynolds Fine Art, New Haven, CT
Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2012
John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art,
    New Haven, CT
Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT


The artist's studio

Complete list of solo exhibitions

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