My Goals For Six Months, 2009
420mm x 594mm
Edition of 150
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About the edition
To help support our organisation during this period, we have released a special selection of previously sold out editions from the House of Voltaire archive. With exclusive works from a number of international artists, this is the final time that these editions will be available to purchase. Studio Voltaire is a registered arts and education charity with all sales directly supporting our exhibition, learning and studio programmes.
Anne Collier combines still-life photography with techniques of appropriation in meticulously arranged compositions. Photographed against flat, plain surfaces in her studio, found objects—record covers, magazine pages, appointment calendars, and postcards—reveal Collier’s interest in the mass media and popular culture of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Informed as much by West Coast Conceptual art as by commercial product photography and advertising, her deadpan pictures (which are often humorous and subtly self-reflexive) present a set of formal and psychological associations that frame recurrent tensions around power and gender.
About the artist
Anne Collier (b. 1970 in Los Angeles) lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2019); Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany (2019); Photographic, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (2019); Photographic, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (2018); Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (2018); FRAC Normandie, Rouen, France (2018); The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Women with Cameras (Self Portrait), Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN (2017); Women with Cameras (Anonymous), Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland (2017); Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo (2016); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2015); The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015), Studio Voltaire, London (2014), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US (2014); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2011) and Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2008).
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.