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  Linear Abstraction
January 8 - February 7, 2009
 

This exhibition examines many of the ways in which artists use line as the dominant element in creating abstract imagery. Mark Dagley's paintings of spherical webs of interlaced lines reference information technologies, the development of social networking sites and the global environment of interdependence while reflecting systems of interconnectedness, both spiritual and mechanistic. Gilbert Hsiao's optically-charged, shaped canvases are painted in a reductive but vibrant palette and rely on simple, repeated patterns to achieve an overall complexity and visceral sensation in the viewer. Using camera-less photography techniques, Maureen McQuillan's silvery networks of shadowy line create strange, unsteady images of light and focus, suggesting perceptions of both natural and virtual phenomena. In Gelah Penn's site-specific installation, The Naked Kiss, the artist manipulates colored monofilaments and other tendril-like materials to reveal the complexities of movement and flowing expansion and the accretion of lines and shadows. Tautly bending, acid-hued bands of color compress and expand space in Gary Petersen's paintings. Brightly colored parallel lines playfully flex, angle and curve as they define voids and create movement. In late 2001 Mary Temple began making ink on vellum drawings of a repeated and overlapping elliptical shape. Each drawing is identified with the number of discrete marks it contains and is part of a series she created to complete one million of these individual gestures.
 
 
Mark Dagley
Cul de Sac, 1997
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
60 x 60 inches

Mark Dagley
Ruby Orb, 2008
Oil and pencil on canvas
11 x 11 inches

Mark Dagley
Yellow/Green Orb, 2008
Oil on canvas
11 x 11 inches
 
Mark Dagley
White/Blue Orb, 2007
Oil, acrylic, mixed media and pencil on distressed canvas
64 x 64 inches

Gilbert Hsiao
Z.A.G. II, 2007
Acrylic on wood panel
37 x 78 inches

Gilbert Hsiao
Worterbuch, 2008
Acrylic on wood panel
19 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches
 
Gilbert Hsiao
Flash II, 2007
Acrylic on wood panel
53 x 53 inches

Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, 2008
Unique photogram, silver gelatin print
Image: 19 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches

Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, 2008
Unique photogram, silver gelatin print
Image: 18 x 19 1/4 inches
 
Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, 2008
Unique photogram, silver gelatin print
Diptych, each panel:
Paper, 25 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches
Image, 21 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches

Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, 2008
Unique photogram, silver gelatin print
Image: 19 x 35 1/2 inches
Paper: 25 x 39 1/2 inches

Gelah Penn
The Naked Kiss, 2008-9
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
 
Gelah Penn
The Naked Kiss, 2008-9
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
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Gelah Penn
The Naked Kiss, 2008-9
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
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Gary Petersen
Departure, 2008
Oil on canvas
50 x 36 inches
 
Gary Petersen
Smashed, 2008
Oil on canvas
56 x 40 inches

Mary Temple
363,000 - 365,000, 2002
Pigmented ink on Denril vellum
31 x 36 inches

Mary Temple
822,000 - 823,500, 2003
Pigmented ink on Denril vellum
9 x 10 inches
 
Mary Temple
540,500 - 542,500, 2002
Pigmented ink on Denril vellum
9 x 10 inches

Mary Temple
632,500 - 635,000, 2002
Pigmented ink on Denril vellum
9 x 10 inches
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