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Anne Stagg Has Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Published January 22, 2020


from FSU Art Assistant Professor Anne Stagg:

“January 2 – 16, 2020: I started the new year surrounded by other talented artists, writers, and composers at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. VCCA is a creative residency program east of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst, VA. One of the wonderful things about coming to a residency is that you are removed from so many of the distractions and daily responsibilities of life and work and you are provided with a large, clean, bright studio where new ideas can come forward. It has been an amazing two weeks: both enriching and productive.”

“I have primarily worked on 2 projects while here. One is a continuation of geometric abstractions called Between One Thing and Another. In this series of paintings,  I am thinking about the idea of balance and how, too often, we are over-stimulated, over-committed, and often left searching for a way to keep everything upright. I also began a new project at VCCA. It is comprised of a series of small paintings that are framed by and embedded into a larger wall drawing made out of strips of wool felt. This project grew from the feeling that we are standing at the precipice of a great impending disaster. I began to think about how many such events humanity has survived and how evidence of these is hidden within the geologic strata of the earth. If we could read the secrets held within these layers, we could find warnings of what is to come.”

“I look forward to returning to FSU refreshed and excited to continue making!”