SHELL
Colored pencil, ink
5 x 7 inches
2023

My piece, SHELL, will be displayed as part of the non-objective exhibition, This is the Future of Non-Objective Art, to be held at Atlantic Gallery, a cooperative artist-run gallery in NYC.

Shimmering Quality of Light

This drawing is part of an exploration into color and the creation of shimmering light with juxtaposing lines (“threads”) and cross-hatching (“weaves”)–a geometry achieved using the simplest of materials: a set of children’s colored pencils. Scientifically speaking, a shimmer is made by light varying between almost imperceptible to obvious (gleaming faintly to glowing).

Like the non-objectivists, I carry forward a keen interest in simplicity, and the fundamentals of color and line, while adding the interconnectedness I see between textiles and drawing, and in this case, a passing nod to minimalist Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light work.

EXHIBITION CRITERIA

Each piece in the show that was selected by curator Suzan Shutan had to fit the following three criteria:

  1. It needed to push what might be the future of a material, manipulation of a material or the context of a material.
  2. It needed to have both an aspect of geometry and the organic, with no obvious realism.
  3. It needed to elicit contemplation.

This is the Future of Non-Objective Art

Atlantic Gallery Chelsea NYC

548 W 28th St #540, New York, NY 10001

February 13 – March 2, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday Feb 15, 2024 5:00-8:00 PM