Saturday, Jan 14, 2023

Virtual Studio Visit and Closing Reception for Anna Garner: Mont Bleu in Descent


Lighthouse Works hosts a hybrid studio visit with Mexico City-based artist and LW Alumna Anna Garner (48) to close her exhibition, Mont Bleu in Descent, at the Annex. Join us in person for soup, bread, beer and oysters at 4 pm. The online talk with Garner will begin promptly at 4:15 on Zoom, and will be projected in the Annex gallery for those in attendance in person. Remote viewers can register via Zoom for the talk here.



Anna Garner’s work examines landscape, architecture, and social patterns, considering how visual and behavioral standards form ideological constructs of spatial organization. In photographs and videos, she creates fictional spaces for the camera that challenge the truthfulness of these constructs through either spotlighting the fiction or performing to alter and deconstruct the space. Born in New York (1982) and raised in San Diego, Anna currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Mexico City. One person exhibitions of her work have been presented at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, CA (2019); and Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ (2015). Anna’s work has been included in thematic exhibitions at Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp, Belgium (2019); The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC (2019); and Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (2016). In 2015 she was a recipient of The Phoenix Art Museum’s Contemporary Forum Artist Grant. Anna has also participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Art OMI.