Reconstruct: Anne Mondro to Exhibit at Alexandre Hogue Gallery
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
This event is free and open to the public.
Anne Mondro, assistant professor at the University of Michigan, exhibits “Reconstruct” in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery from Thursday, August 25th to Thursday, September 22nd.
Her art uses a combination of traditional and digital media – crocheted steel wire and felt with digital photography -- to explore the physical and emotional complexity of the human body. Abstract human figures are posed in various gestures to convey intimacy and vulnerability, and then they are photographed. The human figures are life-size flexible sculptures hand-crocheted out of steel wire. Crocheting, the process of using a hooked needle to pull loops from a continuous thread and working with one stitch at a time, enables the figures to interlace each other physically and metaphorically to express these aspects of humanity.
Mondro lectures about her art on August 25th, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in Phillips Hall’s Jerri Jones Lecture Hall, after which there will be a reception in the Hogue Gallery until 7:00 pm.
Her work has appeared in many national exhibitions: at the Ceres Gallery in New York, NY; the ARC Gallery in Chicago, IL; the Front Street Gallery at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI; the Coburn Art Gallery in Ashland, OH; the Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN, among other places. She has also completed public projects and professional workshops at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, and the Detroit Children’s Hospital. She has served on the Board of Directors of Society of North American Goldsmiths Board of Directors for five years.