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The Gallery at Indian Hill

Anne Eder: Tales From the Fells



Archival inkjet prints
On view through June 21

Location: Camilla Blackman Hall at Indian Hill Music
36 King Street, Littleton MA

General Exhibit Hours: M-F 9am-8pm; Sat. 8am-4pm*


*PLEASE NOTE: Contact Indian Hill before planning your visit as there could be an event in our gallery space: 978.486.9524 (press 0). The works are available for purchase; inquire at Indian Hill Music or contact the artist.

Artist Statement:

Tales From The Fells is a multiplatform body of work consisting of sculpture, installation, images, and fiction writing. With deep roots in folklore and my own childhood, it takes a numinous approach to the natural world. It consists of the construction of a mythical realm populated by feral creatures and their talismanic objects, made primarily from plant and organic materials. These sculptures are then used as installation elements and as components in image making. I work in the intersection where the natural world meets the narrative impulse, exploring the primary role of nature in the formation of our core mythologies and ancillary fictions, and further, in the ways in which specific geographies produce discrete narratives. These images derive from the woods of the Middlesex Fells via The Black Forest of the Brothers Grimm, functioning as illustrations for my own fictional tales as well as serving to trigger connections to previously archived stories. I believe in the ability of the natural world to fire the imagination, in the elemental role of active imagination in developing resourcefulness, and in fostering stewardship by forging connections through art and story. - A.E.

About the Artist:

Anne Eder is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she serves as an adjunct professor. She is currently a staff member and instructor of Interdisciplinary Projects in the Harvard Ceramics Program. She also teaches independent workshops in historic and alternative processes in photography at Penumbra Foundation NYC and other venues. Eder is a curator for NY Photo Curator, an international photography awards and philanthropic organization, and a reviewer for Lensculture. Eder has been exhibited internationally and her work is held in both public and private collections. Curator Susan Bright presented her photography in 2017 at Unseen Amsterdam Photo Festival and at the Phoenix Art Museum. She has won numerous competitions for alternative photographic processes resulting in exhibitions including Texas Photographic Society, Soho Photo Gallery/NYC, Arts Intersection/AZ, LOOK15 / Liverpool, UK, The Griffin Museum of Photography/ Boston, the Halide Project / Philadelphia, and others. She has been awarded a Natalie Leaf Foundation Fellowship for Education in Arts, Crafts, and Trades, a solo exhibition in the Delaware State Building, and her series 10 Green Gums With Monsters is featured, along with an interview about her practice, in Gum Printing: A Step-By- Step Manual Highlighting Artists And Their Creative Practice, by Christina Z. Anderson, published in 2016. She cofounded and managed the Philadelphia artist cooperatives, Gallery X, and The Space. She currently lives in Boston making monsters, writing fairy tales, and catering to her fabulous Chihuahua, The Brain.

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