Curating Art of the Line at SoWA's Galatea Fine Arts
James C Varnum and Nancy DuVergne Smith, co-curators
Work by 13 Artists at Galatea Fine Art, Boston
The Art of the Line
The Art of the Line takes a fresh look at a classic device. While the line, as an artistic tool, is widely associated with drawing, the show explores what happens when lines take the lead in paintings and sculpture. Thirteen artists will share their explorations of lines defining planes, piercing space, and uniting forms in abstract as well as representational forms.
Artists include Diana Bailey, Hilary Hanson Bruel, Mark Chadbourne, Cécile Ganne, Jeanne Gugino, Mary Hughes, Memy Ish Shalom, Katherine Downey Miller, Mark Sirdevan, Shannon Slattery, Nancy DuVergne Smith, Mia Rosenblat Tinkjian, and James Varnum.
These artists handle line in novel ways. James Varnum’s Change Is Coming, a watercolor and ink artwork, presents a colorful hyperspace where black and white lines inscribe meshed layers of depth, value, and risk. Nancy DuVergne Smith’s watercolors, Cascade 1 and Cascade 2, use line to describe the tangible surfaces of surging water. Mark Sirdevan’s acrylic painting, Frame of Reference #161, floats vivid coral lines onto a deep, gray infinity. Memy Ish Shalom’s bronze sculpture, Three Movements, presents gestural figures suggesting a journey from contemplation to joy.
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This painting, Rocky River, was chosen for the 2022 Newton FenceART exhibition.
Rocky River is part of a series of watercolors based on one scene, a bend in the Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire. Several of these pieces were on view in this September show:
REGARDING WATER: art that embodies the power to renew, reflect, reconnect
guest-curated by Nancy DuVergne Smith
featuring the artwork of Sherry Autor, Grey and Leslie Held, Ching Lai, Nancy DuVergne Smith, Garrow Throop, Sharon Whitman, and Bruce Wilson
September 3 - September 26
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