Ilona Anderson: Neon Network

November 2-27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Special Event: Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Mulling Things Over, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Mulling Things Over
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Pogo, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Pogo
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Rollerblade Couple, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Rollerblade Couple
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Kissing, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Kissing
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Sassy Couple, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Sassy Couple
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: The Meeting, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: The Meeting
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Aloneness, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Aloneness
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology: Couples, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology: Couples
  • Ilona Anderson

    Arcology, Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16 x 16 inches, 2016.

    Arcology

Artist Page

All phenomena, no matter where they originate, may evoke a sense of curiosity about the unfamiliar and an appreciation of the constant fresh new moment. Ilona Anderson's work in Neon Network conjures imagined worlds that evoke both the open, sun–filled spaces of South Africa where she was born and raised, and the colder New England climate where she currently resides. Watercolours express for Anderson all that summer suggests. These watercolours are full of the familiar, the distant, unknown, imagined, and every day. Bright lyrical vignettes dance before us in a metaphysical picture plane. Anderson weaves the images into both linear and non-linear spaces, forming spatial contradictions that emphasize the vastness of space and the immediacy of our experience.