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ANNE LIBBY

See Me So

Night Gallery is pleased to present See Me So, an exhibition of new works by Anne Libby. This will be the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery, following Marrow into Moxie in 2015 and Earthflash in 2018.

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Anne Libby, See Me So, installation view, 2021

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Anne Libby, Tunnel Vision, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, detail, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, detail, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, detail, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, detail, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, detail, 2021

Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, detail, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, Disseminate, 2021

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Anne Libby, See Me So, installation view, 2021

 

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Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

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Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

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Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

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Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

Anne Libby, Untitled, 2021

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Anne Libby, Untitled, detail, 2021

Anne Libby, Untitled, detail, 2021

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Anne Libby, Untitled, detail, 2021

Anne Libby, Untitled, detail, 2021

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Anne Libby’s work reconfigures materials from domestic interiors, building forms that reference the architectural and technological structures that dominate both our contemporary environments and psyches from the details of our most intimate spaces. These forms confuse the macro and micro of the viewer's environment while creating something uniquely vulnerable from the industrial and corporeal elements of our surroundings. In this newest body of work, the artist explores the subject of windows in several forms, using this theme to distort our perception of both the public and private. 

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Anne Libby, These Days, 91.5, 2021

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Anne Libby, See Me So, installation view, 2021

 

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Anne Libby, These Days, 91, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, 115, 2021

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In the series These Days, Libby casts window blinds in polished aluminum. Frozen in balletic gestures, these works are presented both mounted on the wall and as free-standing sculptures. Here, window blinds, which we use daily to mediate privacy and light, become reflective moments of stasis that refract light and allow the viewers to see glimpses of themselves in their mirrored surface. As these ephemeral and malleable objects are given permanence, Libby produces space for us to consider what we reveal and conceal within ourselves. 

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Anne Libby, See Me So, installation view, 2021

 

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Anne Libby, These Days, 179.5, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, 101, 2021

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Anne Libby, These Days, 90.2, 2021

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Elsewhere in this exhibition, Libby has created large, quilted tapestries from textiles with varyingly reflective qualities. These wall works reference the glass facades of skyscrapers and depict the exterior reflections in their towering stories of windows. Delicately sewn together, her patchwork abstractions transform the cold and inhumane urban landscape into a familiar and comforting object. 

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Anne Libby, These Days, 136.64, 2021

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Collectively, Libby’s works prompt examinations of both interior and exterior worlds while meditating on the thin veil that exists between them. 

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Anne Libby, See Me So, installation view, 2021

 

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Anne Libby, These Days, 120.3, 2021

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Anne Libby, See Me So, installation view, 2021

 

Anne Libby (b. 1987, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. She has mounted solo and two-person exhibitions at Magenta Plains, New York, NY; Del Vaz Projects, Santa Monica, CA; Soft Opening, London, UK; and Ribordy Thetaz, Geneva, CH, among others. Her work has been featured in many international publications, including Artforum, Art in AmericaMousse Magazine, and Architectural Digest.

Anne Libby
Tunnel Vision, 2021
satin, batting
66 x 51 x 2 in (167.6 x 129.5 x 5.1 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, Disseminate, 2021
polished cast aluminum
27 x 53 x 36 in (68.6 x 134.6 x 91.4 cm)
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Anne Libby
Me and My Shadow, 2021
satin, batting
57 x 44 x 1 3/4 in (144.8 x 111.8 x 4.5 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 91.5, 2021
polished cast aluminum
7 1/2 x 45 x 1 3/4 in (19.1 x 114.3 x 4.5 cm)
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Anne Libby
Untitled, 2021
powder coated steel and aluminum, glass
38 x 34 x 25 1/8 in (96.5 x 86.4 x 63.8 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 91, 2021
polished cast aluminum
51 1/2 x 25 x 1 1/2 in (130.8 x 63.5 x 3.8 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 115, 2021
polished cast aluminum
34 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 2 in (87.6 x 166.4 x 5.1 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 179.5, 2021
polished cast aluminum
8 x 69 x 2 in (20.3 x 175.3 x 5.1 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 101, 2021
polished cast aluminum
11 x 24 x 3 in (27.9 x 61 x 7.6 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 90.2, 2021
polished cast aluminum
10 x 22 x 2 in (25.4 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 136.64, 2021
polished cast aluminum
29 x 69 x 2 1/2 in (172.7 x 6.3 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 120.3, 2021
polished cast aluminum
34 1/2 x 43 x 2 in (87.6 x 109.2 x 5.1 cm)
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Anne Libby
Tunnel Vision, 2021
satin, batting
66 x 51 x 2 in (167.6 x 129.5 x 5.1 cm)
AL073

Anne Libby
These Days, Disseminate, 2021
polished cast aluminum
27 x 53 x 36 in (68.6 x 134.6 x 91.4 cm)
AL066

Anne Libby
Me and My Shadow, 2021
satin, batting
57 x 44 x 1 3/4 in (144.8 x 111.8 x 4.5 cm)
AL072

Anne Libby
These Days, 91.5, 2021
polished cast aluminum
7 1/2 x 45 x 1 3/4 in (19.1 x 114.3 x 4.5 cm)
AL068

Anne Libby
Untitled, 2021
powder coated steel and aluminum, glass
38 x 34 x 25 1/8 in (96.5 x 86.4 x 63.8 cm)
AL070

Anne Libby
These Days, 91, 2021
polished cast aluminum
51 1/2 x 25 x 1 1/2 in (130.8 x 63.5 x 3.8 cm)
AL067

Anne Libby
These Days, 115, 2021
polished cast aluminum
34 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 2 in (87.6 x 166.4 x 5.1 cm)
AL071

Anne Libby
These Days, 179.5, 2021
polished cast aluminum
8 x 69 x 2 in (20.3 x 175.3 x 5.1 cm)
AL065

Anne Libby
These Days, 101, 2021
polished cast aluminum
11 x 24 x 3 in (27.9 x 61 x 7.6 cm)
AL064

Anne Libby
These Days, 90.2, 2021
polished cast aluminum
10 x 22 x 2 in (25.4 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm)
AL063

Anne Libby
These Days, 136.64, 2021
polished cast aluminum
29 x 69 x 2 1/2 in (172.7 x 6.3 cm)
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Anne Libby
These Days, 120.3, 2021
polished cast aluminum
34 1/2 x 43 x 2 in (87.6 x 109.2 x 5.1 cm)
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