Memory and Longing : Anna Kocher

July 27 – October 13, 2024 2024-07-27 09:00:00 2024-10-13 09:00:00 15 Memory and Longing : Anna Kocher Banana Factory Hallway true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Banana Factory Hallway


These paintings are an exploration of memory and longing. Lines dissolve between past and future, real and imagined, remembered and hoped for. I incorporate images from dreams, memories, old photos, and ephemera and the visions these things evoke. The media and application themselves reinforce the theme with broken marks on a fragile surface; fragments of words and marks, sometimes harmonizing, sometimes discordant, always searching for revelation and connection between dissonant states. The partial, incomplete nature of the images echoes the fragmented quality of memory itself.

Anna Kocher is a painter living and working in the greater Philadelphia area. Her study of art has led her from Philadelphia and beyond. She has exhibited work in many venues throughout the region, and has created countless commissions for private collections and murals for public enjoyment. She works in a variety of media, but oil paint is her primary focus. Her style can be described as expressive realism, owing equal debt to her influences of Abstract and German Expressionism and American Realism, but her subject matter reflects her own unique gaze and the ambiguously dynamic era in which she came of age.

Venue Information
Banana Factory Hallway
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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