Posted on April 14, 2012 by Julia Schiller
In the installation Canto Yellow, by Anne Lindberg, the thread manages the paradox of becoming a tridimensional line, a drawing in space, while at the same time conserving the lightness of something imaginary – the lightness of an idea. Notwithstanding its undeniable physicality and space activation capability, the line has something ethereal and intangible about it. It remains in the realm of ideas.“
Catalog essay by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, curator of ‘Licoes da Lihna’ at SESC Bom Retiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Anne Lindberg’s room-sized thread installations consist of thousands of strands of fine threads in different hues suspended carefully from the wall. Viewers peer through the layers to experience a shifting color palette altered by subtle lighting and shadow.
In these installations, Lindberg explains that she “discovered an optical and spatial phenomenon that spans the outer reaches of our peripheral vision. The work also references physiological systems – such as heartbeat, respiration, neural paths, equilibrium – and psychological states.”
Her drawings and installations are currently on show in the solo exhibition “Modal Lines” at the Nevada Museum of Art Reno, Nevada, from March 24, 2012 – July 15, 2012.
View the timelapse video of her installation “drawn pink” from the group exhibition “Placemakers” at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
Anne Lindberg resides in Kansas City and holds a M.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Miami University. She was Visiting Artist-in-Residence/Head of Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and taught for nine years at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has been shown at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Drawing Center in New York, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sheldon Memorial Art Museum. Lindberg was also recently awarded the 2011 Painters & Sculptors Joan Mitchell Foundation Award.
To view more of her work please visit