An exhibition of new and recent works drawn and etched on stone, glass, clay, SynSkin, Mylar, silk and wood.
Curated by Jean Clad
Opening reception: Sunday December 4, 2005, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
Special performance by Zen calligrapher Hirokazu Kosaka at 2:30 pm.
Drawing--the act of making lines on a surface--is the most personal act of art making. Artists have always drawn in and on any available medium, from wet sand to cave walls, papyrus, parchment, wet plaster, etc. *Draw* looks at the way twelve superb L.A. artists make use of today's amazing array of unusual surfaces to draw on and etch, including glass, metal, SynSkin, Mylar, photo paper, clay, wood, silk and slate.
- Lita Albuquerque - etchings of celestial images on glass and metal plates are one element of her water, gold leaf and pigment installations.
- Donna Barlow - draws on transparent, free-floating silk panels.
- Barbara Furbush - applies colored pencil and charcoal to mirrored-glass doors.
- Hirokazu Kosaka - will draw on clay with traditional Japanese ink made from pure carbon and deer antler, as a performance for the opening reception.
- Peter Liashkov - works on SynSkin, a hard material used on boats and aircraft, with powerfully writhing, figurative lines.
- Kitty Maryatt - book artist and master printer, will show twelve panels arranged on book cloth and davy board.
- Christine Nguyen - emerging photographer and mixed-media artist, interrupts the boundaries of photography and drawing.
- Michelle Onstot - drawings on birch wood panels are swirling statements of complex social and political conditions.
- Sarah Perry - draws on slate, bone, blackboards, copper and other metals with bone, sticks, rocks, charcoal, bone dust and mica, conveying her passion for environmental issues.
- Alysha Pitsicalis - uses clear acrylic and ribbons of translucent gel to create idiosyncratic images of light, transparency and shadows.
- Matthew Thomas - wood etchings, by turns homey and cosmic, combined with rice, pigment and other media, invite the viewer into a dialog of meditation and sensation.
- Cheryl Walker - installation is a waterfall of splashed blue and black circles on Mylar.