Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Anna Valdez: Bones & Stones, May 31st - June 23rd, 2019



We are thrilled to present Bones & Stones, an exhibition of new paintings from Anna Valdez. This is Anna's second solo show with Dianna Witte Gallery.  

Valdez's vibrant studio still lifes explore her personal history and identity through the environment surrounding her. Relying on photographs, tradition, horticulture and stories, Valdez builds her own narratives in a way that reflects both a personal and collective experience. Arranging and re-arranging her studio to suit the needs of her creative interests (painting, gardening, etc), allows Valdez to draw on relationships between spaces and objects.

Anna Valdez lives and works in Oakland, California. She received her MFA from Boston University in 2013. Beginning in 2018 and continuing into this year, Anna was honoured to be featured in The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art, a retrospective exhibition of O'Keeffe's work at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR and New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.  This summer you can also view her paintings in group shows at Richard Heller Gallery Santa Monica, CA and Nancy Margolis Gallery New York,NY.