Women have largely been excluded from the canon of painting. Rather than abandon it, and reinforce this bias, I choose to engage with the medium; there is much that has yet to be said.
Redressing the medium's established language is one such topic. Motherhood experienced rather than observed and regulated is another. Before I manipulate the traditional elements and processes of painting, my work originates within a non-material, interior realm. I am drawn unconsciously to a string of images each representing a moment of recognition. I believe the essence of who we are can be distilled from these moments.
"The Revolution Will Be Painted," is an installation that is part of the group exhibition, "Milk and Night" at LES Gallery Sensei through September 21, 2014. The inter-related components of the installation are centered on my painting, "Shadow Realm" and the sequencing of its source material. The painting's central figure is a woman fencer. She is prepared to defend. As we all strive to do for ourselves as adults, a mother negotiates to protect the essential shape of her child's inner life so that it may flourish when she asserts herself in the uncertain outside world.
Above images: Anne Sherwood Pundyk "The Revolution Will Be Painted," (2014) 11' x 15', Acrylic and Latex on canvas with "Shadow Realm" (2013) 42" x 46", Oil and Acrylic on Linen.