Crescent Tree Gallery is pleased to present Anna Wingfield: Colorscapes. The exhibition opens on November 4, 2023 and will run through December 30, 2023, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 4 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The reception is free and open to the public.
Anna Wingfield was born and raised in Seattle, WA to biologist parents, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors in the field observing and engaging with the natural environment. Today, she visits and revisits particular sites in nature, recording color palettes from the landscapes and skies as they shift and transform with the passage of time. These visual impressions are captured in the painterly gestures of Wingfield’s abstract monotypes, which she creates using a unique set of varied printmaking approaches.
Wingfield’s inkwiping technique, in which she applies, drags, and scrapes layers of ink across copper printing plates, translates her recorded palettes into a series of spontaneous fluid movements. Wingfield reuses the same copper plates even as they degrade and oxidize, embracing their unpredictability and imperfections. The circular shape of the monotypes suggests a window or keyhole, offering a momentary glimpse into a vast continuum of sensation and memory.
Anna Wingfield graduated from Goucher College and studied fine art at Goldsmiths University of London and The Art Students League in New York. She has exhibited in numerous group shows on the East and West Coasts, at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair in London, and The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles. Wingfield lives and works in LA, where she prints her inkwiped monotypes on a custom etching press she helped build.