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Anda Tanaka: Printmaking and the Prairie
Start Date: 1/17/2018Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 1/17/2018End Time: 6:00 PM
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Environment affects the maker. For some, this is evidenced by materials used, for others, hues chosen. For me, there are two opposing elements of my environment that affect my work: The buzz of anxiety in myself and the humans around me, and the centering Midwestern landscape in which I choose to live. In my work I deal with anxiety from different angles. I explore it from an analytical point of view, thinking about its causes, effects, and the feeling itself as I experience it in my body. I often employ printmaking in this endeavor as the repetitive quality of the medium lends itself to creating pieces that connote obsessiveness. My paintings and monotype prints usually come from a more intuitive, expressive place. I am drawn to making landscapes that utilize negative space and abstraction to create visual quiet and a feeling of expansiveness. In these works, I search for moments of stillness amidst perceived chaos. I am motivated as an artist to combat anxiety by examining it while seeking stillness. I advocate that we become uncomfortable with it as an underlying yet pervasive aspect of our environment.

Artist talk and reception will be held Wednesday, January 17, 4-5pm & 5-6pm.

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Winona State University  (View Map)
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
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