Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MARK SHEINKMAN 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."

Teo González on Mark Sheinkman:

"Rubbing and erasing, dark and light, simple yet complex; all of these contradictions weave together to form 9.21.95 – a graphite drawing, which artist Mark Sheinkman erases as much as he draws.

The piece, as non-referential as it is, brings to mind a number of interpretations: flowing water, piled fabric, a fuzzy TV screen – all of it with a subtlety that makes the image soothing and enveloping.

Wide streaks stretch horizontally while wisps of vertical lines tug downward, suggesting a fluidness that is wholly organic in composition. The act of adding and removing these graphite lines forces the eye to slow down and to submit to these crosscurrents of flow long enough to ride their waves — an effect so arresting, you never want to let it go."

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