Anne Siems : Flora and Fauna- New Work

August 9 - 30, 2014

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Siems is German born and now lives in Seattle. Her figurative work has typically been influenced by the landscape of her youth. However, for this show, Siems explores what she now calls home- the Pacific Northwest. Exploring a deeper connection with nature, she creates portraits not of solely the human figure but also of the old growth in the area. These trees, shaman-like and each with their own almost mystical ecosystem, seem to speak to the timeless realm of dreams, psyche, and spirit as well as life and death just as her figures do. Focusing the figures costumes to that of the 1850s, a time when the area was most heavily settled, was extremely important to Siems. Her ongoing love and homage to the European Masters, Early American Folk Art and vintage photography remain evident in this exploration and celebration of our spiritual connection to the world we inhabit.

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Fine contemporary art gallery in Austin, Texas | Wally Workman Gallery

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 55 artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, and Ian Shults as well as the figurative work of Tracey Harris and Fatima Ronquillo.

The Wally Workman Gallery is proud to be involved with Aether Magazine and Art Austin, promoting the visual arts in Austin. Read in depth accounts of our local creative scene at www.aetherart.com and discover the many galleries that are a part of it at www.artaustin.org.

Parking is available in the front lot as well as the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan St. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.