Contemporary Artist Annie Boyer Exhibits at Finch Lane Gallery

04/18/2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finch Lane Gallery
54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City Arts Council
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Annie Boyer delves into the changing nature of art in her exhibition “Depth”. Working in acrylic, Boyer uses layers of paint, coupled with air and water, to create the layers of depth within her work. Her non-representational style is a result of mixing paint, water, air, and creativity. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery March 14 through May 2, with an opening reception will be held on Friday, March 14 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Boyer will talk about her work at 7:00 p.m. during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on April 18.

Boyer’s work explores how water, air, and time can change and impact her non-representational acrylic canvases. She says of her work, “I apply a layer of paint, and then once it has dried, I respond with another, and so on. Each painting is built of layer after layer of paint, each one affecting and being affected by the others….The painting will look one way when it is wet, and look completely different after it is dry. Even though I start out with an idea of what I want the paint to do, it rarely dries the way I expected it to. Allowing the paint to be what it is, without judgment, and without trying to force it into something it isn’t, is liberating.” She creates a dialogue with her work by responding to how it appears.

Boyer received her BFA from Brigham Young University and her MFA from the University of Utah. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Kimball Art Center, the Kayo Gallery, and CUAC, among other galleries. Her studio is located Poor Yorick Studios.

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