Jun
16
to Jul 15

New Abstraction: Drawn Ideas

Reception Date: Saturday, June 16, 4-7 PM

Participating Artists: Joan Ades, Diane Christi, Scott Clugstone, Frank D’Astolfo, Shellie David, Renee Englander, Rei Fraas, Peter Franceshetti, Wilda Gallagher, Patti Gibbons, Polly Giragosian, Doris Goldberg, Aileen Gural, Michael Hopkins, Deborah Keesee, Caroline Kelley, John Kleinhans, Jennifer Leighton, Mary Licause, Lois Linet, Harriet Livathinos, Maeve Maurer, Arzi McKeown, Linda Miller, Susan Nicolini, Gloria Mirsky, Kerry Moskowitz, Nancy O’Hara, Leslie Pirtle, Joan Oliver, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Monique Robidoux, Natalee Rosenstein, Meredith Rosier, Ann Sanger, Naomi Schechter, Susan Silverman, Llyn Towner, Terry Tomlinson, Ted Welch, Peg Wright

Dog House Gallery
Proprietor Tom Wright
429 Phillips Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477
845 246 0402
Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm

www.drawinggalaxy.com


NEW ABSTRACTION: DRAWN IDEAS

Density. Luminosity. Gradations of tonality. A spectrum of light and color ranging from brightness to dimness to darkness. Bright Pink. Grey. White. A single shape, minute or large. Clusters, masses. Systems of order versus disorder. Long lines and serrated lines, dots and dashes.

Open space. Contained Space. Rhythmic or lyrical gestures.

Fullness and emptiness of space. Sharp marks given way to the near disappearance of marks. Restrained density. Speckled brown squares. Graphite swirls. Red! Systems of geometric ordering. Elegant columns of watercolor and thread. Yellow orbs. Juxtaposed textures from metal screening. Ribbon like curves. Rust on burned paper.

Arcs of blue on vellum. Spring greens and summer light.

Between the linear tangles and fragile tendrils of mark making, these artists manipulate different amounts of materials and pigments to create distinctive works of art. This deft display of skill and improvisation energetically presents a striking and intriguing language of Abstraction.

Curator: Meredith Rosier
2018
Artist, Instructor and Independent Curator
The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, New York

www.meredithrosier.com
www.drawinggalaxy.com
www.woodstockschoolofart.org

 

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Dec
2
to Apr 1

Lines Let Loose

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OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017, 5 TO 7PM

For artists, a line becomes virtually an autograph. Drawn lines can be rough and tumble, notably exact, tinged with perforation, zigzagged into repetitive pattern, floating merrily in open space, densely layered into geometric configurations or meandering lazily in tidy script.

Participating Artists: Joan Ades, Leah Brown-Klein, Diane Christi, Scott Clugstone, Frank D’Astolfo, Shellie Davie, Renee Englander, Rei Fraas, Peter Franceshetti, Wilda Gallagher, Judy Gerrard, Patti Gibbons, Polly Giragosian, Marilyn Hauser, Michael Hopkins, Deborah Keesee, Caroline Kelley, John Kleinhans, Jennifer Leighton, Mary Licause, Lois Linet, Harriet Livathinos, Maeve Maurer, Arzi McKeown, Linda Miller, Gloria Mirsky, Kerry Moskowitz, Nancy O’Hara, Joan Oliver, Carol Pepper Cooper, Frederika Ribes, Natalee Rosenstein, Meredith Rosier, Ann Sanger, Naomi Schechter, Laurie Sheridan, Susan Silverman, Terry Tomlinson, Ted Welch, Peg Wright

WIRED GALLERY
11 Mohonk Road
High Falls, NY 12440
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 5 to 7PM
Exhibition: December 2, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11-4
December 18 – April 7: closed for the season. Open by appointment only.
682.564.5613 • thewiredgallery@gmail.com


LINES LET LOOSE Curatorial Statement

Line informs our lives whether we are standing in one or regarding double lines dividing our highways. For artists, a line becomes virtually an autograph. Drawn lines can be rough and tumble, notably exact, tinged with perforation, zigzagged into repetitive pattern, floating merrily in open space, densely layered into geometric configurations or meandering lazily in tidy script.

Art history is rife with the revelry of line. From Surrealist automatic writing to the scribbles of Cy Twombly, the raw looping of Jackson Pollock, the laborious grids of Agnes Martin to the current restless entanglements of Julie Mehretu. The quirkiness of line enthralls artists the world over.

Consider the raw materials employed by artists in their linear gestures. Vying for attention are rivers of ink, strands of watercolor, fuzzy trails of graphite, thread stitched onto paper, wire plunging through space, pastel surges or superimposition of pencil. All of which can carry a vision of grace, tension, leisure, rage or sensitivity.

My selection of the work on view reflects the focus of diversity in the mesmerizing world of line. These individual “portraits” of dialogue between artist and line are their autographs of observation, discovery and invention.

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