Jen Mauldin Gallery presents Ann Chisholm: "Image as Language" opening reception
Ann Chisholm’s show, “Image as Language,” features a collection of her intellectually stimulating, visually unconventional work inspired by communication and numerology.
The method to Ann Chisholm’s madness is as intricate and compelling as the art itself. Her work is predominately guided by her eccentric interests and, often, by concepts that perplex her. It’s as though the challenge of deciphering the subjects that captivate her fuels her passion to keep working… and keep working, she does. As any artist of any medium will tell you they should, Ann spends time working on her craft every single day… whether or not she’s feeling especially motivated or inspired.
Communication and numerology are predominant themes throughout Ann’s work. Her use of words, numbers, and symbols provides visual hints to the deeper meaning within each piece. Morse Code and hieroglyphics are elements in many of her works as they geometrically and intellectually add beauty to the work. The notion of universal modes of communication fascinates her, not to mention it uniquely challenges each viewer. What she’s trying to convey may be encrypted or it may be gibberish, and in the same way, her inspiration and methods are somehow all at once scientific and nonsensical. Ann’s hope for her art is that the viewer will have as contemplative an experience interpreting it as she did creating it.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 26.