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  Line and Plane
September 5 - October 28, 2012
 

In plane geometry, two intersecting planes generate a line, while two intersecting lines uniquely define a plane; each can be considered the creator of or the product of the other. This exhibition examines how artists use linearity and planarity as a dominant means of creating abstract imagery. Maureen McQuillan layers scores of single line drawings using marker on tissue paper bound with glue to create a simple linear composition with great spatial depth, while Chris Gallagher’s diagonal bands of color suggest infinite and expansive movement. Halsey Hathaway’s hard-edged, biomorphic, layered fields suggest dance-like movement with mirroring and echoing forms. Gary Petersen’s layered oblique fields of rich color are punctuated by rhythmic accents of irregular geometries. Rob de Oude overlays linear grids to create Op-like vibratory fields of great complexity, while Emil Lukas creates shimmering color fields by overlapping countless colored threads. Lauren Seiden’s intensely patterned linear drawings suggest tensile musculature while James Nelson’s minute mark-making in graphite coalesces into undulate fields of near microscopic focus. Mario Trejo, on the other hand, creates dense and explosive centrifugal compositions through energetic linear gesture. Laura Watt weaves overlapping nets of color to construct expansive abstractions suggestive of deep space, while James Lecce’s rhythmic concentric lines of rich color swoop and swirl into sinuous, pulsating compositions. Stephen Talasnik’s collaged painting references architecture and geometry with complex linear drawing set against planar color fields. Richard Schur’s paintings also reference natural and architectural rhythms but with more reductive means: varying rectangular fields of color play one against another and occasionally overlap. Paul Pagk’s monumental fields of a single intense color are articulated by simple and elegant linear geometries, while Don Voisine overlaps matte and glossy black planar forms on light fields; these torque and press against border bands of rich color which contain their energy. Richard Roth’s reductive sculptural paintings investigate dimensionality with colored geometric linear patterns that travel across the façade as well as the sides of his works.
 
 
 
Chris Gallagher
01-12, 2012
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches

Halsey Hathaway
Untitled, 2011
Acrylic on dyed canvas
75 x 50 inches

James Lecce
Bali, 2012
Acrylic polymer emulsion
on canvas on panel
24 x 20 inches
 
Emil Lukas
Blood, 2011
Thread over wood frame
with nails and paint
12 x 10 x 3 inches

Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, 2012
Marker and glue on book-mending tissue
78 sheets
36 x 29 inches

James Nelson
Untitled, 2011
Charcoal and graphite on handmade
Japanese paper, mounted on paper
25 x 19 3/4 inches
 
Rob de Oude
The Zig from the Zag/1,
2011
Oil and acrylic on canvas
52 x 54 inches

Rob de Oude
Self-fulfilling Feedback Loop, 2011
Oil on wood panel
16 x 16 inches

Paul Pagk
With In, 2011
Oil on linen
64 x 74inches
 
Paul Pagk
Das Inner Dasein, 2008-09
Oil on linen
64 x 74inches

Gary Petersen
Summer Cool-Aid, 2012
Acrylic and oil on wood panel
30 x 24 inches

Gary Petersen
Deep Pink, 2012
Acrylic and oil on masonite panel
20 x 16 inches
 
Richard Roth
Full Cleveland II, 2011
Acrylic on birch plywood
12 x 8 x 4 inches

Richard Roth
Crazy Like a Fox, 2010-11
Acrylic on birch plywood
12 x 8 x 4 inches

Richard Roth
King of the Road II, 2010-11
Acrylic on birch plywood
12 x 8 x 4 inches
 
Richard Schur
Window, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
25 x 20 inches

Richard Schur
Passenger, 2012
Acrylic on cotton
25 x 20 inches

Lauren Seiden
Looped #6, 2012
Graphite on paper
24 x 19 inches
 
Lauren Seiden
Looped #7, 2012
Graphite on paper
24 x 19 inches

Stephen Talasnik
Thought Pattern #5 and #6, 2009
Acrylic and collage on canvas
Diptych, 48 x 24 inches overall

Mario Trejo
I Defy You, 2011
Archival pens and enamel on wood panel
24 x 18 inches
 
Don Voisine
Portal, 2012
Oil on wood panel
50 x 40 inches

Laura Watt
Red Hill Rising, 2012
Oil on canvas
36 x 60 inches
 
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