“Come Get Me When It’s Over” by Ann Enzminger – First Friday Reception
August 5, 2022 6:00 pm - August 5, 2022 10:00 pm
COME GET ME WHEN IT’S OVER
Original Work by Ann Enzminger
At Flight Gallery
Thursday and Friday August 4th & 5th 6-10pm
Free and open to the public.
COME GET ME WHEN IT’S OVER utilizes narrative painting, collage, fabric work and the manipulation of scale to explore the complexity of the feminine experience today. Focusing on the tendency of some to lean into isolation as a means to cope, the work provides a furtive look into the imagined spaces we retreat to in times of woe.
As a visually impaired human, I have always said that I don’t see a lesser world, but a softer one. My narrative paintings often approach deficits I see in the experience of differently abled individuals as compared to “normal folks.” I feel that similar deficits are experienced by any woman living on this earth. I choose to approach these narratives with humor by isolating moments of ridiculousness, irony, and tenderness in hopes of rendering joy and making the onlooker feel seen.
My landscape work consists of imagined and theoretical places. My methodology is based on sustainability for the mind and the planet. We must never believe that we have reached our last frontier, and we must always preserve the last frontier we’ve crossed.
Ann Enzminger is an artist and recovering New Yorker currently trying to avoid dying of sun stroke in San Antonio, Texas. During her 17 years in The Big Apple she studied musical theater at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and received her B.F.A. in musical theater and her M.A. in media studies at The New School. She was also part of the folk rock group A Brief View of the Hudson for over a decade. Since moving to San Antonio in 2016, she has, for the most part, put down her guitar and picked up the paintbrush. Ann is also an event producer at Brick, an art and event space located in the heart of San Antonio. She produces events that promote sustainable shopping practices and support local artists and makers. Enzminger was once saved from drowning by a Secret Service agent. She collects poker paraphernalia, dice and emotional baggage.