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Robert McAnulty
updated: 12/27/2013
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Reams of regret
The prettiest battle
You've got troubles don't you, Cottonwood
Hot rod in the holy city
Whose ruins?
Settle down in a town where nothing burns
Waiting for your ghost
I went down to the river to wring out my liver and make amends for my deals, dragged my toes in the sand, walked back to dry land, so thats how the bottom feels
Conference in the high country
My darlin' likes to disappear
The last time we were noble.
I'll find my way to glory without Jesus or a gun, You can make your children listen, I can make my pony run.
Love liked my friend better.
There's headlights on the hillside and commotion in the quarry, one of these days you'll have to tell the end of your dune story.
With rose in teeth and blood on lip, you posed for him with hand on hip
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, landscape
 
 
Reams of regret by Robert McAnulty
Reams of regret
Watercolor
8/12/13
11 " x  17 " 
The prettiest battle by Robert McAnulty
The prettiest battle
Watercolor
7/1/13
16" x  10" 
You've got troubles don't you, Cottonwood by Robert McAnulty
You've got troubles don't you, Cottonwood
Watercolor
11/18/13
14" x  8" 
Hot rod in the holy city by Robert McAnulty
Hot rod in the holy city
Watercolor
6/26/13
8" x  14" 
Whose ruins? by Robert McAnulty
Whose ruins?
Watercolor
12/12/13
14" x  9" 
Settle down in a town where nothing burns by Robert McAnulty
Settle down in a town where nothing burns
Watercolor
12/18/12
8" x  14" 
Waiting for your ghost by Robert McAnulty
Waiting for your ghost
Watercolor
1/6/13
6" x  14" 
I went down to the river to wring out my liver and make amends for my deals, dragged my toes in the sand, walked back to dry land, so thats how the bottom feels by Robert McAnulty
I went down to the river to wring out my liver and make amends for my deals, dragged my toes in the sand, walked back to dry land, so thats how the bottom feels
Watercolor
1/16/13
7" x  14" 
Conference in the high country by Robert McAnulty
Conference in the high country
Watercolor
1/18/13
12" x  7" 
My darlin' likes to disappear by Robert McAnulty
My darlin' likes to disappear
Watercolor
12/24/12
7 " x  14 " 
The last time we were noble. by Robert McAnulty
The last time we were noble.
watercolor
1/12/08
11" x  14" 
I'll find my way to glory without Jesus or a gun, You can make your children listen, I can make my pony run. by Robert McAnulty
I'll find my way to glory without Jesus or a gun, You can make your children listen, I can make my pony run.
watercolor
1/23/08
14" x  11" 
Love liked my friend better. by Robert McAnulty
Love liked my friend better.
watercolor
1/3/08
11" x  17" 
There's headlights on the hillside and commotion in the quarry, one of these days you'll have to tell the end of your dune story. by Robert McAnulty
There's headlights on the hillside and commotion in the quarry, one of these days you'll have to tell the end of your dune story.
watercolor
2/22/08
11" x  17" 
With rose in teeth and blood on lip, you posed for him with hand on hip by Robert McAnulty
With rose in teeth and blood on lip, you posed for him with hand on hip
watercolor
10/2010
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

My parents are train and bus travellers. Some of my most vivid childhood memories involve things seen from trains. My parents are not ambitious travellers. Often, our destination would be the service town rather than the resort. We’d stay in Barstow, CA and never make it to Las Vegas, NV. These experiences were the foundation for the side-of-the-road aesthetic that defines my work.

This series of drawings is generally autobiographical but peppered with some pure invention. I've borrowed from the color palette of early twentieth century western watercolorists as it suits the subject matter and creates a soft and somewhat subversive appearance.

The drawings have varied themes; travel and lack therof, sex and lack therof, isolation and recreation, working and drinking. Longing and sentimentality are pervasive emotions in my work. I always intend to convey a narrative, nothing specific, just a snippet of where the mundane and the sublime overlap.

Artist Bio / CV

Exhibition History

La Pintoresca – Pasadena, California
Show of sculpture – 1993


Four Walls Art Space – San Francisco, California
Show of recent sculpture with John Brotzman – 1997


Four Walls Art Space
“Deep Forest” group exhibition – 1998


Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
“You must be from California” group exhibition – 1998


New Langton Arts – San Francisco, California
“14th Annual Artist’s Auction” – 1999


The Luggage Store – San Francisco, California
“Trails” Show of recent work with Adrianne Colburn – 2000


Wendy Cooper Gallery – Madison, Wisconsin
Show of recent sculpture with Keiler Sensenbrenner – 2002


Vox Populi – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Flipping the Bird” group exhibition – 2003