ANNE MARIE GRGICH: ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY EVERYDAY
4 October – 13 December 2009
Born in Portland, Oregon in 1961, Anne Marie Grgich began making spontaneous art at the age of 15, mostly junk constructions and clandestine paintings in her family’s books. She first introduced collage into her work around 1988, but took it to a higher level in 1997 during a period of illness. After her recover she began to produce collage paintings – images of people encountered over time in the street and in mind journeys that manifest themselves and recombine, according to her mood, in the process of creation.
Though well known in the USA, this was Grgich’s first solo exhibition in Australia.
Curated by Professor Colin Rhodes, Dean of Sydney College of the Arts.