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
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.
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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.