Beacons of Hope | Anne Labovitz

Beacons of Hope | Anne Labovitz

New painting, sculpture and installation work by Anne Labovitz, focusing on the notion of hope.

Concordia St Paul is honored to exhibit the work of international artist Anne Labovitz. In Beacons of Hope Labovitz presents sculpture, installation, and participatory works that center on the conceptual and gestural elements of hope. “Instead of considering these artistic responses as altruistic, I invite you to see them as expressions of humanity’s entanglement with the notion of hope and its generative promises for the future. The concept of hope is not ephemeral or whimsical, nor pendantic or simple, but a considered and serious response to the contemporary condition. Hope facilitates human and creative agency. Labovitz asks the viewer to engage and reimagine–through hope,” explains curator Dr Megan Arney Johnston. In addition to the exhibition of sculptures and installation created specifically for Concordia Art Gallery, Labovitz also worked with students as an artist-in-residence.

Reception and Artist Talk
 There will be an opening reception for Beacons of Hope Thursday, September 16th from 5-7pm including an artist talk starting at 5:30pm.

  Anne Labovitz (b. Duluth) lives and works in St. Paul, MN. Recent projects include two permanent public mosaic artworks at the MSP Airport, February 2021 as well as 122 Conversations currently installed in MSP airport Terminal 2 2019- 2022; Turn Up the Turn Out – a cohort of 22 artists dedicated to the promotion of voting and voting registration in Minnesota, 2020; an outdoor fence installation in Berlin, Germany – June 2021; a public art commission at the Redleaf Center For Family Healing, a site-specific participatory work; the I Love You Institute, a community-based art project supported by a Springboard for the Arts community grant; and Artist in Residence with exhibition at Art In Motion, in Holdingford, MN (2020-2021). Her upcoming projects include solos shows at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona (Fall 2022) and Rochester Art Center (Spring 2023). Upcoming I LOVE YOU insitute THeater Unbound residency 2021 Sept- oct  Notable exhibitions include University of Raparin, Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan; Växjö Kunsthall, Växjö, Sweden; Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Russia; Isumi City Hall, Isumi City, Japan; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada; Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN; Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA; Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA; Burnet Gallery, Le Méridien Chambers in Minneapolis; Talgut die Schönen, in Kunste, Germany; Chapman Art Center at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York; to name a few. Labovitz’s artwork can be found in the many local, national and international public and private collections.

  Concordia Art Gallery is located at Concordia Art Center 1301 Marshall, Ave., St. Paul, Minn. This exhibition is free to the public and runs from Sept 16 through Oct. 13, 10am-4pm.

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