The installation, "The Revolution Will Be Painted," by Anne Sherwood Pundyk is comprised of the eponymous wall hanging, (2014) 11' x 15', Acrylic, Latex, and Colored Pencil on Canvas with "Shadow Realm" (2013) 42" x 46", Oil and Acrylic on Linen, and "A Mother's Spell" video shown in the group exhibition, "Milk and Night," at Gallery Sensi, LES, NY September 2014
The inter-related components of the installation are centered on my painting, "Shadow Realm" (2013) and the sequencing of its source material. The painting's central figure is a woman fencer. She is prepared to defend. As we all strive to do for ourselves as adults, a mother negotiates to protect the essential shape of her child's inner life so that it may flourish when she asserts herself in the uncertain outside world.
The painting is framed by a monumental canvas tapestry, "The Revolution Will Be Painted," (2014) generated by an abstract conversation of color and form, which becomes a protective cloak for both the painting and the viewer. The canvas was re-purposed from its use as a drop cloth on my studio floor for the last two years. It is thus charged with the specific history of my painting process along with the preparations that took place in my studio for collaborative events such as “The Clitney Perennial” at the Whitney Museum of Art. In the upcoming issue of "Girls Against God" which I co-edited with Bianca Casady, the source material for "Shadow Realm" (2013) is ordered as elements of a mother's protective spell; the female fencer, my mother and sister, Julia, as a child, a rose, a stone and a leaf are gathered under candlelight while favorite lullabies are sung. The painting, the cloak and the spell are evoked in the video, "A Mother's Spell" accompanying the installation yet playing in a steady loop in a remote, intimate space in the gallery.
"Milk and Night," Group exhibition, Gallery Sensei, LES, NY, September 2014. Work by the following artists was included in the exhibition: Ange, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Antonia Perez, Asha Cherian, Betty Tompkins, Bianca Casady, Coco Dolle, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, India Salvor Menuez, Jemima Kirke, JK5, Katie Cercone, Kara Rooney, Kembra Pfahler, Leah Aron, Lola Montes, Marcia Jones, Mariko Passion, Michael Tousana, Nancy Azara, Virginija Babusyte-Venckuniene.