Anna-Marie Cobbold

16 June 1987 - 11 July 1987
Opening Reception 16 June 1987 8pm

East Gallery:

Portrait Façade

Anna-Marie Cobbold’s recent works are a compilation of charcoal, oil pastel, and acrylic and oil paint on linen and cardboard. They are a summation of ideas and images associated with her immediate surroundings in urban Toronto, and a recent trip to Australia. Cobbold’s images arise from a confrontation with real-life experience, translated through the contrast of urban and natural environs.

This work is the result of both the housebound effects of bringing up a child through infancy and the struggle for continuity of thought in recording an image of an experience, either by photographic means or by familiarity. I am dealing with a reverse form of voyeurism – that of being on the inside of my own home looking out at quotidian experiences. These experiences shift in meaning by their juxtaposition with the less familiar, or what I may imagine is manifest in the most commonplace occurrence.

– Anna-Marie Cobbold

Since graduating in 1980 with an MFA from Concordia University, Anna-Marie Cobbold has participated in group exhibitions at The Art Gallery at Harbourfront ( 1981 ), Galerie Alliance in Montreal (1982) and the Art Gallery of Hamilton (1983), and has had solo exhibitions at Mercer Union in 1980 and at the Kozak Art Gallery in Toronto in 1987.