Toward Abstraction:

Paintings by
Anne Marchand and Lesley Anne Spowart

October 20 – November 25, 2023

Curator’s Statement

“This exhibition features individual works by Anne Marchand and Lesley Anne Spowart, reflecting their interests in figuration and abstraction and serial processes across a range of media. The exhibit explores issues related to isolation, creative adaptation, novel ways to connect and a vision for the future. Taken together, these paintings straddle the line between representation and abstraction, revealing how ordinary objects often serve as a point of departure for an artist’s abstract vision, or, alternatively, how an artist’s abstract forms may subtly suggest recognizable elements.”

Robert Reese

Executive Director, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Anne Marchand

“Renewal (Motion)”
Anne Marchand
Acrylic, latex on canvas
72 in. x 72 in. x 1.5 in.

Lesley Anne Spowart

“Dog and Pony Show”
Leslie Anne Spowart
Acrylic, multimedia on canvas
71 in. x 66 in.