As society often favors binary notions that confine human existence to one thing or its opposite, Anne Minich’s dexterous drawings and meticulously painted constructions investigate the consistency and the truth of human duality, ambiguity, and multiplicity.
Visualizing the “in-between,” The Truth of Being Both/And considers the steadiness of human change.
With inspiration from her own hardships and triumphs, Minich explores the liminal spaces of human identity where figures live as androgynous landscapes, natural materials become art objects, and the restraints of societal binaries echo incarceration.
Accordingly, seemingly straightforward explanations of human form, sexuality, and experience fall flat against Minich’s salient imagery of human transition.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website