Kim Anno, Chair of painting at California College of Arts, San Francisco has a show of her latest work at Marcia Woods Gallery . Kim also makes videos that show ink dropping into water in front of figurative images and she also makes books.
"I want to make the last abstract painting I can before it becomes narrative." – Kim Anno . I suppose it depends on the definition of narrative as there is history in the making and this is a narrative. I have mutated her statement into her statement into - I want to make the last abstract painting I can before it becomes a painting, or perhaps further - before it becomes a figurative painting. She explains that her goal is "..to leave something out... to allow the viewer to complete the experience of the work, to conjure the familiar while foiling narrative expectations.."
Curiouser and curiouser.
Thundercrack 2010 oil on wood 41 x 30 inches