Claudia Groeflin Galerie is pleased to present the third solo exhibition of
Anne Eastman (b.1973) with the gallery. The artist is known for abstract video
works and, more recently, mirrored mobiles – carefully balanced objects made
of mirrors suspended in stained wooden frames, hung near patterned fabric.
These mobiles are both, self-contained artworks and inter-relating components
of installations combining video and sculpture. The result is a fragmented,
multi-mediated experience luring you into an intricate web of space and
movement, presence and absence. The ever-changing views of the mobiles are
an important topic of Eastman’s work as only their surroundings and even more
the visitor’s presence complete them.
A Record of Abstract Ideas (2009) highlights this interaction, when Eastman
uses video footage from a previous exhibition showing a similar setup.
As the anticipation to spot yourself unfolds, you begin to reflect on the
identity of gallery spaces but also the notion of a continuous
The Yale Museum’s African Art Collection is the vantage point for
The Intention of the Device (2009). Eastman installed mirrors, which, through
their slow rotation, allows glimpses of masks and maps. The reflections
present a gaze that is constantly shifting.
Rémi Jaccard, August 2009
Anne Eastman has a Master’s degree in sculpture from Yale and an undergraduate
degree in Cultural Anthropology from Smith College. She currently lives and
works in Brooklyn, New York. She has recently exhibited work in a solo
exhibition at ATM Gallery in New York, as well as with Groeflin Maag Galerie
last year’s LISTE 08 in Basel. She is also a founding member of B’L’ing, an
art collective that screens and trades bootleg video art and rare media.
B’L’ing recently screened video works with Rhizome at X-Intiative in New York,
as well as at Art in General, NY; White Columns, NY; and the Dark Fair at the
Swiss Institute in New York.