Meet the Artist: Open Day Public Reception from 6:00 to 9:00

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, announces a solo exhibit by Anna Eppel, One day I learned to fly with my umbrella, opening with a public reception from 6:00 to 9:00 on Saturday, July 14th, at their Main Gallery, 527 Main Street. You are all invited.

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

Here is how Eppel describes her work...

"I like to watch and then translate my experience into an object or painting, sometimes I can simulate that experience as an appetite. I have to taste it and digest its true colors, shapes or pattern. Since 2014 I have been traveling a lot and that made me think about how as an artist my landscape has changed."

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

"What is my role as an artist when I am not on my people’s land?"

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

"When enough time passes I start mythifying my past. I believe that some of my personal myths are also in our collective memory. I am looking for such formative moments for my work, referring to culture and religion."

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

"Therefore, in my art, I often choose to deal with my identity an an immigrant, the small town where my parents live acts as the backdrop for several of my paintings."

Continuing, Anna Eppel's "One day I learned to fly with my umbrella," Gallery RIVAA

"At the same time, I am interested in the present as a woman who is simply hungry for the landscape she looks at."

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