My essay on abstraction, "The Beholder's Share," in artcritial magazine
Drawing on personal and family experience, painter ANNE SHERWOOD PUNDYK dives into the neuroscience of figuration and abstraction. Books considered in this essay: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (2006) and Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures by Eric R. Kandel (2016)
New Partnership with Twyla
I am pleased to announce my partnership with Twyla, an innovative Austin-based company that produces and sells limited edition artworks. Three of my prints are now available exclusively through Twyla. Each work features a pair of notebook pages presented—as if zooming out—using a progression of digital and photographic steps. They transpose the high-keyed color palette from my paintings to toner droplets, woven threads, cast shadows and refracted light.
New Work at Ann Korologos Gallery
A selection of my new works on paper will be showing at Ann Korologos Gallery, located just outside of Aspen, in Basalt, CO.
Award for best overall artwork, Hamptons Art Hub "From the Earth" Competition
In November 2016, my work was given the top award in Hamptons Art Hub's "From the Earth" competition judged by Christine Berry, co-director of Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea.
Hyperallergic, "The Rebellious Spirit of Paint"
Seph Rodney writes, "But ultimately the painter has to build a world that makes sense to her and hope our sensibilities follow. I do. I stand in that room and feel the sensuous meeting of surface, substrate, theory, hand, and conviction."
ARTCRITICAL PICK: Anne Sherwood Pundyk at Christopher Stout
David Cohen writes, "Six powerful, lyrical, at once absorbing and theatrical canvases, patched together from separate panels and each seven feet tall by a little more than that in width, hang unstretched like baronial tapestries in a raw white cube in Bushwick."
Hamptons Art Hub, "Moving Paintings Beyond Object: Anne Sherwood Pundyk's Revolution,"
"In the new series, Pundyk seeks to create a role for painting as an integral part of performance or as catalyst for engagement and debate that goes beyond a discussion of the art works," observes Pat Rogers.
Washington Post review of "The Revolution Will Be Painted: Deux" Adah Rose Gallery
Mark Jenkins begins his review: “Painting will always tremble, but very precisely” is one line from Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s manifesto in verse, “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” The poem’s title also designates the artist’s show at Adah Rose Gallery, which translates her words into color and line.
Catalogue Preview of "The Revolution Will Be Painted"
Catalogue of work for "The Revolution Will Be Painted" by Anne Sherwood Pundyk. In 2016 work from "The Revolution Will Be Painted" is presented in two solo shows: at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York in April and at Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD in March.
WBAI Radio Interview on "State of the Arts"
New York City culture curator, Savona Bailey-McClain interviews Anne Sherwood Pundyk on her new body of work, "The Revolution Will Be Painted," Brooke Kamin Rapaport of Madison Square Park on the Martin Puryear installation and Cecilia Alemani of the High Line.
Fine Art Intelligence: Interview with Anne Sherwood Pundyk
During the last year, New York artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk has created an expansive body of work called, “The Revolution Will Be Painted" in her studio on the east end of Long Island. Inspired by the cycle of the seasons, her large wall-sized canvas pieces activate the space around them employing combinations of unruly color. The artist’s smaller works on paper reveal the development of her formal vocabulary exploring contrasting organic and geometric forms. Working within the tradition of abstract painting, Pundyk channels the wild, natural forces of the rural landscape into works to be read with an open, changeable mindset.
Video of Opening Performance at "The Revolution Will Be Painted"
Opening performance at solo exhibition by Anne Sherwood Pundyk at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York. April 1, 2016. Performers included Jessica Kilpatrick, dancer and choreographer; Anne Sherwood Pundyk, painter/dancer; and singers Tala Gingberg, Carolyn Mortell, Jill Shackner, Julia Romano and Robin Krosinsky.
ART21 Magazine, "'The Revolution Will Be Painted' Revisited"
Last year, as part of ART21 Magazine’s “Revolution” issue, feminist new genre painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk rewrote the lyrics to Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” to create “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” Named after one of her large scale, latex and acrylic works, the collection of phrases from artists, writers, art historians and critics advocated for the crucial role that the visual arts—especially painting—play in propelling social change. This year, she’s looking back on the months that followed the creation of her anthem and eponymous painting, investigating the ways in which expressive abstract color creates a revolution of its own.
Noah Dillon from artcritical interviews me in "Tell Me: with Anne Sherwood Pundyk"
Dillon begins: "I’ve been visiting — with artists, writers, curators, dealers, and others in the art world — to look at one artwork of my guest’s choice. We have a one-on-one conversation about the artwork, what they find interesting in it and why it’s important to them. In this edition, painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk and I went to her studio in Mattituck, New York, to look at her ongoing painting project, The Revolution Will Be Painted..."
"Stadia" Anne Sherwood Pundyk: Exhibition Catalogue
"Stadia" presents paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and her dialogues with poet and critic Barry Schwabsky and artist and writer Kara L. Rooney. The works and conversations reveal Pundyk's traversal between her studio practice and collaborative exchanges. Color and gesture translate the artist's essential stories. Through her connections with other artists and her audience she looks to identify how these stories overlap with older tales, myths and fable. These works were shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY in the winter of 2013.