Swing State: Ann Toebbe Exhibition Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center is pleased to present Swing State, a solo exhibition by artist Ann Toebbe. The exhibition will be open from September 10 – October 13. Join us this evening for an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Ann Toebbe draws from memories and personal archives to map out intricate interior spaces that act as portraits of family and friends. The process of recreating these domestic interiors is meticulous: Toebbe loosely sketches the space, outlines the architecture then layers details in multiple mediums. Inspired by the use of perspective in Indian miniatures, Toebbe uses gouache and pencil on wood panels to construct her interiors playing with the question: How much of our lives, past and present, have we imbued in the spaces we live in?

In Swing State, Toebbe takes a personal look at this question from capturing her relatives’ midwestern homes to her mother’s collection of German Hummels. Swing states are in constant flux, which is a feeling Toebbe relates to as she enters the middle of her life. Where do we go from here and where have we been?

Learn more about Ann Toebbe and Swing State