I have never considered myself a minimalist, but maybe this is changing. Ever since I discovered Anne Appleby’s work last year, I have been in love with her calm, quiet paintings. She has such a touch with so little that I recognized her work immediately across the room when I walked into the Portland Art Museum earlier this year.
In her latest exhibit up at Greg Kucera, there is an addition to her color system of a very saturated pink which adds an odd vibrancy to the room.
I think part of all of this is I have a certain fairy tale in my head about what Applyby’s life is like. I don’t know much about her except she likes nature and lives in Montana. The thought of living in some remote area and just painting, far, far away from it all is starting to sound more and more appealing.