A long-term fascination with horror films inspires Anna Fidler’s powerful portraits of imagined denizens of the night, vampires and wolf men. Based on photographic portraits of early residents of Oregon, Fidler’s monumental scrolls are reminiscent of topographical maps and informed by ancient superstition as well as contemporary pop culture. The artist intricately works the surfaces of her drawings with fine contour lines using colored pencil, micaceous iron oxide paint, and thin acrylic washes.
Organized by the Boise Art Museum
Sponsored by Bev and George Harad
IMAGE: Anna Fidler, Evelin (detail), 2013, 90″ x 72”, colored pencil and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. HEADER IMAGE: Anna Fidler, Arlie (detail), 2012, 99″ x 72”, colored pencil and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Charles A. Hartman Fine Art.