Ann Diener


Ann Diener spins vertiginous tales of industrialization and development displacing generations-old traditions of family farming. In 1955, she watched as the Ventura County, California, property that her family worked for 85 years was subdivided to build houses rather than grow crops. Drawn to the physical and social dimensions of today’s agriculture, she finds a vocabulary in the spindles of wire and rolls of plastic amid natural surroundings, as well as within the memories of a bygone time. Combining abstraction and figuration, she engages with a tumbling narrative that seems to have no end.

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