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  1. Anderson, Emily A.

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Emily A. Anderson, an artist, lives in Red Bank, NJ. She has a bachelor's degree in painting from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and now studies with painter Grace Graupe-Pillard. Anderson has shown her work in local juried shows and can be seen at http://afonline.artistsspace.org/view_artist.php?aid=4118.

  
Figure. Dinnertime, ... - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure. Dinnertime, oil on canvas, 54" 48", 2005.

About this piece, she writes, "In 2000, five months into my marriage and 18 months free from narcotics, I tested positive for hepatitis C during a routine physical. Although my mid-20s had been dominated by heroin use, I emerged from the decade drug free and in the best physical shape of my life, feeling blessed to be given the chance to make a clean start. Since the diagnosis I have been consumed by fear regarding my future health and that of my family, and feel locked within the mistakes of my past. Dinnertime provides a visual narrative of this anxiety in the context of family life. The attached canvases, hanging as weights from the framework, read as a subtext to the main image." Contact artist: kandeanderson@gmail.com.