IMPRESSIONS ON PAPER
Vincent Hamel, Atta Kwami, Franciso Castro Leñero, Henri Plaat, Rebecca Salter, Fred Stonehouse, Sati Zech
Saturday, June 11th - Saturday, July 23, 2016
Impressions on Paper is a continuation of Impressions on the Spirit. Some of the artists in Impressions on the Spirit will also appear in Impressions on Paper. This exhibition, in its range, touches on many things. Perhaps the single most compelling is the relationship of drawing to painting as expressed at different times and the different choices each artist chose. The changing dynamic in which one approach predominates over the other, and begins again, is like a thread that runs through the exhibition and provides its underlying theme. In several works, we see how gouache, watercolor, and acrylic paint moves as it were between pencil and the brush, between line and color, between the transparent and the opaque.
Works on paper has perhaps always been a medium that hovers on the threshold between private and the public. At hand to record our immediate experiences, whether real or imagined, present or past, it has also often been transported into the public realm, whether in the guise of documentary evidence or on pure artistic merit. We hope to present both sides of the medium- its introvert as well as its extrovert character- within the framework of this exhibition.
Image: Henri Plaat, The Window, 2005, 8.60 x 7.90. collage on paper