Monuments is a thought-provoking installation that challenges our perception of beauty and waste, offering a unique visual experience where the discarded and the exquisite come together. Set against a backdrop of ornate, luxurious wallpaper, a curated collection of drawn trash takes center stage, compelling visitors to contemplate the delicate balance between opulence and disposability. This exhibition transcends the ordinary, as it encourages us to reconsider the discarded, often overlooked remnants of our material world, and how they can, when reframed, evoke a sense of intrigue, nostalgia, or even a sense of absurd beauty. Monuments invites viewers to explore the unexpected connections between decay and decoration, and to reflect on the profound impact of our consumer culture in a world of excess and disposability.
146 West 29th st, New York City NY 10014
Oct 2023 – Jan 2024
Hours: by appointment only. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Anne Muntges:
Anne Muntges (b. 1982) studied at the Kansas City Art Institute earning her BFA in Printmaking in 2005 and at the University at Buffalo earning her MFA in Printmaking in 2008. Based in Brooklyn, her work focuses primarily on highly detailed drawing, prints and installation. She has been exhibited at the Children’s Museum of Arts in Manhattan, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, and many other spaces nationally. Most recently her work was on view in the exhibition Consuming Moment, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, New Mexico.
Muntges’ work is in many collections including the California College of the Arts, Library of Congress, Joan Flasch Library, and the Burchfield Penney. She has been awarded a NYFA/ NYSCA Fellowship in 2014, and many residencies and fellowships since 2010 including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, BRIC, Guttenberg Arts, and the Roswell Artist in Residency Program.