Art Exhibit: "Inclinations" by Ann Royer

  • Details

  • 4/03/24
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Art

Event Description

"Inclinations”  Main Floor Exhibition

Artists tend to gravitate to familiar inspirations. As a multidisciplinary artist with over 60 years of creating artwork, Ann Royer has developed distinct bodies of work that, at times, overlap with similar content and execution. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of these themes over periods of time and what compositions return to the forefront of ideation. Ann’s process doesn’t revolve around reviewing past creations and expanding upon them. Rather, each work begins with a fresh slate driven by the innate push to make and be beholden to her inclinations. On display are parallels drawn between new paintings and selections that span decades.

Ann Royer was born in Sioux City, Iowa. She began taking classes at the Sioux City Art Center as a young child, shortly after the Art Center opened in 1938. After studying at the Colorado College Fine Arts Center and the University of Minnesota, she began creating art professionally in Duluth and quickly achieved wide acclaim. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, with permanent collections across the U.S. in homes and corporations. Her paintings are best known for growing tendril lines, sweeping bold blocks of color, voluminous shapes filled with patterns, and sharp geometry. Her wide repertoire consists of abstracts, female figures, florals, and her beloved horses. She says of her work, “I have always thought each person looks at art bringing with them their own experiences, which governs what they see- no one should interfere with that process.”