Annie Waldrop, Sophie's Book

The Seen & the Unseen: Annie Waldrop

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Mezzanine Gallery

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The Seen and the Unseen is a mixed media installation by Annie Waldrop.

Artist Statement

"A couple of years ago I joined a meditation group. The work in this exhibition reflects concepts gleaned from our discussions. The group primarily focuses on the principles of love and connectedness but our conversations encompass a wide variety of existentialist ideas. “Be the love that you are” is a sort of overall mantra.

"Topics covered include the ego, the divine feminine, inner reflects outer, the healing power of love, the oneness, and the infinite. I feel especially motivated by the idea of focusing on certain “cosmic truths” as a subject for art-making, while also using meditation as a centering tool for things like internal alignment, spontaneous right action, higher thinking, being present, synchronicity, and non judgment. I mention this as these ideas can easily be applied to the creative process. Ultimately, each piece I create acts like a spare reliquary, infused with ritual, mystery and a sense of hope."

- Anne Waldrop

About the Artist

For over 15 years, Annie Waldrop has been exhibiting her assemblages and paintings across Maryland and Virginia, and has shown at a number of university galleries, including Baltimore’s Goucher and Loyola Colleges, as well as a solo exhibition with a catalog at York College, PA. She has won awards for her sculpture and painting, and her work is held in the collections of Mary Baldwin College, VA, the Augusta Medical Center, and dozens of private collections in Washington, DC, New York, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Based in Salem, VA, Waldrop has a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. She currently is a member of Market Gallery, Roanoke, VA.

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