VANDALIA — The art of Amy Kollar Anderson is on display at the Vandalia Municipal Building through the end of March. The Municipal Building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Anderson, of Dayton, has re-imagined Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” character as several grown women who are dealing with modern day issues.
“My style, Nouveaudelia, combines Psychedelic and Art Nouveau aesthetics,” says Anderson in her artist statement. “I enjoy the process of overlapping realistic forms and decorative design elements, then combining them with untraditional paint and material choices, such as metallic or interference colors and glitter.”
Anderson received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and went on to a Master of Humanities, with a focus in Fine Arts, at Wright State University. Until recently, she was the Gallery Coordinator for the Rosewood Gallery, but left that position to pursue her art career full-time.
Her work has been shown internationally and featured in the publication, Imagine the Imagination: New Visions of Surrealism. Anderson was awarded three of the Reimagining Works commissions for the Dayton Public Library in 2014-15 and the Montgomery County Artist Fellowship Grant in 2007.
“With my paintings, I create narratives about containment, obsession, and transformation,” wrote Anderson. “Containment is revealed through locations with physical barriers, but it can also be addressed through the emotional or psychological condition of the individuals. Obsession can be seen in the multitude of details, or in the characters that are fixated with an object or idea. Most recently, I have been exploring transformation and the shifting of ideas or physical identities.”
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