Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ALLYSON STRAFELLA in 'Drawn/Taped/Burned/" @ the Katonah Museum of Art

Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, an exhibition of 74 works on paper by 66 artists drawn from a New York private collection. 

"Drawn/Taped/Burned is curated by Ellen Keiter for the Katonah Museum of Art in Westchester County, New York. The exhibition is on view at the Katonah Museum from January 23 through May 1, 2011. For more information on visiting the exhibition, please visit the Museum’s website.

This virtual catalogue pairs each artwork with a written response by one of 45 contributors, including 34 artists, eight scholars, a curator, an editor, and a poet."

Elena del Rivero on Allyson Strafella

 "The beauty of Allyson Strafella’s carbon paper drawing process lies not only in the unique work of art that is its product, but also in the way her use of a simple and common duplicating device—carbon paper—calls to mind the most central elements of the art of drawing. Throughout human history—from the ancient times of the Altamira caves, through the Renaissance, to the present —carbon has been a primary tool for the creation of images and text. Using a typewriter, generally the means for creating duplicates with carbon paper, Strafella instead wounds the paper, allowing the carbon to bleed forth in images loaded with timeless visual meaning."

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