Works consisting of single drawings or collages of two or three. Drawings are all the same height (3.75 in.) but in this post each is shown as large as possible.
LIFELINES: An Exhibition of Drawings
Gallery 1313, Toronto, 2000
The depth and layering that happens almost naturally with the graphite powder used to make these small drawings suggests to me the distance of the horizon and the depth of the sea, and at the same time the almost tangible nearness of a curtain of fog. Part of the appeal in making these works arises from the challenge of making sense out of the accidental shapes and random textures generated by the acrylic matte gel medium over which I apply the graphite.
I hope that the small format, the juxtaposition of images, the subtle variations and the rich surfaces will invite the viewer to stop and enter into the works.
MATERIALS and DIMENSIONS
Graphite powder on paper prepared with matte gel medium; sprayed with Lascaux Acrylic Fixative; mounted on canvas previously painted with white acrylic. Canvas and drawings protected with matte polymer varnish. Acrylic photocopy transfers are incorporated into the last two works.
Individual drawings: 3.75 inches high x 3.75 or 2.8 inches wide. Canvas: 15 inches high x 14 inches wide.
Drawings from the series were exhibited in shows titled LIFELINES at Gallery 1313, Toronto, in 2000, and at the Artists’ Coop Gallery, Southampton, in 2003.
By Charles Hackbarth in Artery, a publication of Gallery 1313.
Review is copyright Charles Hackbarth
Post is copyright Ruth Mittelholtz 2016