Visiting Artist Lecture with Annie Varnot 4-6-22
Author(s): Media Services, SRJC
College: Santa Rosa Junior College
Subject: Fine Arts, General
April 6, 2022 installment of the Santa Rosa Junior College Robert F. Agrella Gallery Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring Annie Varnot. Introduction by gallery director Hannah Skoonberg, Art Faculty at SRJC.
"I am a Brooklyn-based visual artist. My paintings and sculptures explore several environmental themes, albeit in a non-linear, poetic way. These include human interference with nature, spectacular natural phenomena, and my own relationship to the word landscape.
...Currently I am focusing on two bodies of art. The first is a body of sculptures created with repurposed materials, primarily drinking straws, addressing the negative effects of plastics on our ecosystem. The second is a body of landscape paintings created from my emotional and physical perspective as a long distance thru-hiker...
At times, in fact, I imagine, while painting, as I do when hiking, being the mountain I’m painting, or the wind that travels through it." - Annie Varnot
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