Artists Laura Lengeling and Anne Kauff will have their art on exhibit from May 1 to June 30, 2023 at Maquoketa Art Experience. There will be an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 6th from 2 to 4 pm.
Artist Statement: A day doesn’t go by without my thinking about painting. I’m one of those drivers with a wandering eye weaving down the highway looking at clouds at sunset, or the way a single farm light casts light and shadow across a farmyard.
Artist Statement: I have a childhood love of barns. I did not grow up on a farm, or spend summers visiting relatives in the country, and yet I find there is something both lonely and mysterious about the way a barn occupies the landscape. I have collected hundreds of barn images, photographing them across the country. They suggest to me ideas about time, friendship, stillness, connection, and these ideas playout in my paintings.
Anne Kauff is a visual artist working in the Chicago area. She is a self-taught painter who has acquired her skill set painting en plein air. She works in oils and has focused for the last 10 years on a series of quiet, meditative paintings called “Barnscapes”. Her one-person show, “Chasing the Light” was chosen as pick of the week in the arts section of the Chicago Tribune. She has been selected to participate in artist residency programs, including The Fields Project, GAAC Artist-in-Residence program, and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts residency. She teaches oil painting at Strokes of Genius in Palatine.
To see more of Anne’s work visit annekauff.com or find her on Instagram at alkauff.