Anne Seelbach

March 10 – April 7

The Alva Gallery is pleased to annouce the opening of the Hunebudden Paintings by Anne Seelbach on Saturday, March 10 from 5 to 7 pm. the show will run through April 7.

The Hunebedden paintings were inspired by a visit to 25 prehistoric grave sites in the Drente area of Holland. According to Seelbach, these sites “suggest early abstract thinking by primitive man: contemplation of death, of time passing and of the pattern of the universe and man’s place in it.”

The main gallery will display 7 large oil canvases whose deep colors, abstract stellar patterns and bone-like rock formations are full of mystery and latent energy. The hall gallery will have works on paper that are more illustrative of the actual sites as the earliest forms of architecture. There will also be a display of photographs of the sites taken by Ms. Seelbach.

Ms. Sellbach is an instructor at the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, a sumer workshop owned by the Museum of Modern Art. She has previously had solo shows at the Kouros Gallery and The Painting Center in New York City, as well as the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons Colege in Boston, Massachusetts.

Measurement, 1989, oil on canvas, 34″ x 30″, $5000

Flower Moon, 1987, oil on canvas, 68″ x 60″, $7,000

Cosmos, 1987, oil on canvas, 38″ x 38″, $5000


Creation, 1987, oil on canvas, 60″ x 68″, $7000


Division: Light/Darkness, 1987, oil on canvas, 48″ x 72″ (2 panels), $6400


Hunebedden Plan: Redfield, 1986, oil on canvas, 48″ x 68″, $6400

Large Hunebedden, 1986, oil on canvas, 60″ x 80″, $9000

Hunebedden: Site Plane, 1986, oil on paper, 40″ x 30″, $1200

Skywatch, 1987, oil on paper, 40″ x 30″, $1200


Hunebedden Plan: Stone/Bone, 1987, pastel, 23″ x 30″, $1000

Site Plan, 1986, pastel, 17″ x 24″, $800


Neolithic Grave, 1986, pastel, 11″ x 14″, $700

Hunebedden: Site Plan, 1987, pastel, 17″ x 24″, $700