Opening Reception Friday, September 9th, 2016 / 6-9pm
The Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) presents Me, My Pen and I, an exhibition by Anne Muntges, on view from September 9th through October 27th, 2016. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Friday, September 9th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 468 Washington St. in Buffalo. This event is free and open to the public. Muntges will be leading a free Edition Assistance Printing Workshop on Saturday September 10th from 12 – 2 p.m. at WNYBAC. Pre-registration is required to participate. Click here to sign up!
The exhibition features 52 new drawings following Muntges’ transition from Buffalo to New York City. These drawings document her walks through the neighborhood and the marks left by others: graffiti and signage. Unlike Muntges’ other work, which has been an exploration of intimate interior spaces, this project is external process. Something about the city has forced her to adapt to looking beyond the space she occupies to start to find how she fit into a greater whole. Drawing is her connection to the world.
Anne Muntges, born in Denver and currently based in Brooklyn, makes highly detailed drawings, prints and installation art based on concepts of the home. Her work has been exhibited in New York at the Charles A. Gallery ad Lilac Museum Steamship; in Chicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; in Buffalo at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the University at Buffalo Gallery, and Indigo Gallery; and in Knoxville as part of the Southern Graphic International Conference. She received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. Muntges completed a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2013, and received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books in 2014. In 2015, Muntges was awarded a fellowship artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center and Ox-Bow.