Magical Means: Drawings by Anna Zem

Magical Means: Drawings by Anna Zem

September 4 - October 10, 2009

Southern Methodist University Pollock Gallery

P.O. Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275-0356 Get directions


"Using an idiosyncratic and highly individualized lyrical language of biomorphic abstraction, self-taught Czech artist Anna Zemánková
(1908–1986) made drawings of striking originality and beauty. Zemánková, a Prague housewife who suffered from chronic depression, began making her richly abstracted unfolding floral-like compositions in 1960, at the age of fifty-two. She often executed her drawings while in a trancelike state, and her works appear to undergo anorganic transformation on the paper, resulting in graceful, fantastic
flower/star/leaf shapes."

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