Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Reviewed: “Paper Paradox” at Carroll Square Gallery

The “paradox” in “Paper Paradox,” a 10-artist exhibit at Carroll Square Gallery, is that the ultimate two-dimensional material can, with some effort, be teased into three-dimensional sculpture. The material for this exhibit is no Dunder-Mifflin overstock product; when the paper in “Paper Paradox” is handmade, even “flat” isn’t flat.
Consider Peter Winant’s “Chalk Lines” (detail at bottom), [...]

Reviewed: Jill Townsley at Project 4

Most artists would cringe at the word “workmanlike” to describe their artistic output, but Jill Townsley embraces it. In an exhibit appropriately titled “TOIL,” Townsley creates her art by painstakingly repeating such humble processes as scribbling. That’s hardly a new notion in art; artists from Cy Twombly to Linn Meyers have tried it. But Townsley [...]

Reviewed: “Twisted” at Cross-MacKenzie Gallery

There’s nothing kinky about “Twisted,” the new show of painting and sculpture at Cross-MacKenzie Gallery. The title is meant literally, encompassing all manner of art whose elements are intertwined and meandering. Brett Price offers a ceramic bowl crafted from an agglomeration of coiled, earthworm-like shapes; Lynn Horton painstakingly hand-draws looping, penciled swooshes on a monumental, [...]

Reviewed: “Snapshot” at the Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection’s exhibition “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard” has been in the works for a while, but its timing today couldn’t be more poignant. Just as Kodak is declaring bankruptcy, the exhibition reminds us how the invention of Kodak’s handheld camera in 1888 allowed late 19th century painters to harness the new [...]