Anne Vieux: Immaterial
April 7 - May 7, 2019
COUNTY is pleased to present Immaterial, a solo exhibition by the important emerging Brooklyn-based artist Anne Vieux.
Vieux creates nonobjective works that allude to the fluid, morphing, liminal space of the virtual. Her prismatic compositions come from digital experiments making images from scanning holographic paper. The light of the scanner refracts the spectrum of the paper and records a topography of colors and forms. Pushing the limits of the image data through zooming, warping, and drawing on the computer, she then translates these images onto canvas. Vieux’s seductively saturated palettes of purples, pinks, blues, and turquoise colors may evoke vernacular associations such as infrared weather maps, satin, or the swirling patterns found on soap bubbles, but they ultimately reflect the artist’s commitment to a serious and singular vision of abstraction.
In the past, Vieux has layered acrylic paint on top of fabric created using dye sublimation printing. The works in Immaterial, by contrast, are almost entirely hand-painted. These gorgeously complex, spectral compositions, while traditionally painted, remain fully immersed in a twenty-first century digital understanding of visuality.
Anne Vieux (b. 1985, Michigan) received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Vieux has had recent solo exhibitions at The Hole (NYC), The Journal Gallery (Brooklyn), and Annka Kultys (London). Her work has been featured in such publications as Hyperallergic, The Village Voice, AQNB, and Mousse Magazine and is included in outstanding private collections. Immaterial is Vieux’s first solo exhibition at COUNTY.