Shape of the Line
Featuring work by Agnes Barley, Matthew Craven, Josh Goldberg, Everest Hall, Nathlie Provosty, Elliott Puckette, Robert Raphael, and Mandolyn Wilson Rosen.
Curated by Amanda G. Schneider
Opening: March 12, 5 – 8 pm
Fair Folks & a Goat, 7 East 88th Street, NYC

agnes barley, untitled, 2010, acrylic on panel, 22 x 24"

Dunham Place Salon and Fair Folks & a Goat, an art and design gallery in Carnegie Hill, are pleased to announce Shape of the Line, a group exhibition featuring work by Agnes Barley, Matthew Craven, Josh Goldberg, Everest Hall, Elliott Puckette, Nathlie Provosty, Robert Raphael, and Mandolyn Wilson Rosen. Opening reception Saturday, March 12 from 5 – 8 pm. On view Saturdays from 1 – 6 pm and by appointment until May 9, 2011.

matthew craven, the bust, 2010, mixed media on paper, 16 x 12"

Shape of the Line brings together the work of both emerging and established artists across a variety of media to explore the dynamic nature of the line. With a nod to the current Museum of Modern Art exhibition On Line, the work presented demonstrates how line can be more than a delineation of form: it can be a point in motion, an illusion, and the subject itself. In Matthew Craven’s work, whether painting, collage, or installation, a meticulous line dominates. With precision and wit, his bold color palette, abstract patterns, and totemic motifs take cues from military medals, Masonic rituals, and Native American icons.

elliott puckette, untitled, 1999, lithograph, 30 x 22"

Elliott Puckette’s lyrical compositions are characterized by her incised, purposeful lines that evoke the curvature of the body, musical notes, and nineteenth-century adornment. Nathlie Provosty’s fluid abstractions are a balanced placement of shapes in which line “appears.” The illusion of line is contingent upon both sides, subverting the concept of the line as an autonomous object.

nathlie provosty, untitled (17), 2009-2011, 11 1/8 x 9"

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Dunham Place Salon

Shape of the Line

Curated by Amanda G. Schneider
34 page full color catalogue
Available now!

7 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
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