Ann Toebbe

Images

Ann Toebbe, The Doctor’s Wife, 2011. Cut paper, glue, and acrylic paint; 75 × 127 in. (190.5 × 322.6 cm), Courtesy of the artist.
Ann Toebbe, Limburger Cheese, 2010. Gouache on panel; 16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.5 cm), Courtesy of the artist.
Ann Toebbe, The Grocer’s Wife, 2011. Cut paper, glue, gouache, and acrylic paint; 75 × 100 in. (190.5 × 256 cm), Courtesy of the artist.

About

Ann Toebbe’s meticulously detailed paintings, collages, and drawings comprise a fascinating world of domestic interiors reconstructed from memory and depicted from multiple viewpoints. Her three new large-scale works made of painted paper—The Doctor’s Wife, The Grocer’s Wife, and The Photo Engraver’s Wife—are based on conversations with her mother, mother-in-law, and stepmother-in-law that centered on fond memories of their childhood kitchens and the difficulties of being a wife and mother in the 1940s and 1950s. With these works, the artist considers the role of women as homemakers and the ongoing centrality of the kitchen within domestic life.

Funding

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