Anna Hepler interprets singular forms in multiple mediums. Through experiments in drawing, ceramics, metals, textiles, print making, photography, and plastic, she translates organic shapes in varied materials and scales
In this joint collaboration, Hepler’s larger work, including wire and fiber sculpture, ceramics, woodcuts, etchings and cyanotypes will be on exhibit at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s True F. Luck Gallery. Quirk Gallery will showcase a selection of works on paper and small ceramic models.
A resident of Eastport, Maine, Hepler earned a B.A. from Oberlin College and a M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She was a Henry Luce Foundation fellow in South Korea and has received support from the Artist Resource Trust, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, the Tamarind Institute and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Hepler has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan; Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis.; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass.; and throughout Maine and the Portland Museum of Art, Center for Maine Contemporary Art and University of Maine Museum of Art. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Tate Modern in London, England; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass. and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, among others.
Push Me Pull You is presented with support from a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant and the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The exhibition is accompanied by an original catalog and documentary video documenting Hepler’s studio process.
The opening for Push Me Pull You will begin with an artist talk at 5:30 pm with a reception to follow at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond at 1821 W. Main Street on Friday, April 1. Hepler’s Quirk Gallery exhibition, Alphabet, will open Tuesday, April 5 at 207 W. Broad Street. A reception will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm with wine poured by the Visual Arts Creative Ambassadors as part of Quirk Hotel’s Wine Tasting Tuesday series benefitting a different Richmond non-profit organization each week.