Anna Fidler: Vampires & Wolfmen

Portland, OR—Charles A. Hartman Fine Art presents Vampires and Wolf Men, the stunning latest body of work by Portland-based artist Anna Fidler. Seeking to construct a myth surrounding characters from the past, and using as source material photographs culled from the Oregon Historical Society, Anna Fidler creates monumental portraits of individuals from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that transfer the energies of the past into contemporary topographies of the fantastic and the mundane. In paintings that feel at once ephemeral and precise, Fidler’s exquisitely balanced renderings of persons both prominent and unknown create a subtle but powerful tension as these figures are recreated as vampires and werewolves. Fidler’s work offers commentary and dialogue with our twenty-first century fascination with a subject that is both timeless and of-the-moment. Vampires and Wolf Men will be on view from September 5 to September 29, 2012, at Charles A. Hartman, 134 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, Oregon