Anna Hepler: Blind Spot

June 19th – September 19, 2015

Blind Spot features an array of new sculptures and two-dimensional works by one of Maine’s most innovative contemporary artists. Hepler explores forms in conflict or embrace through a series of heavily patterned large-scale woodcuts and soft sculptures inspired by collages made from National Geographic magazines. The artist also highlights the clarity and simplicity of primary forms in large and small wire sculptures, recent ceramic work, and forms crocheted from plastic bags. As Hepler states, “At the center of our vision we have a blind spot, and from the periphery the world is perceived in flashes and blurry moments. I am interested in how our mind fills the gaps.” At the heart of Hepler’s process is her uninhibited exploration of materials and sources that possess creative potential. The range of work in this show will excite the inquisitive nature of those who, like the artist, are willing to take a series of boundless leaps. Hepler’s works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Tate Gallery, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Portland Museum of Art, among others.

ANNA HEPLER (American, born 1969) Couple, 2015 Intaglio on paper Courtesy of the artist
ANNA HEPLER (American, born 1969) Untitled, 2015 Woodcut on Kozo Courtesy of the artist