Drawn In: The Seduction of Line
The unstretched canvas presents an image unfurled, a moment glimpsed between having and losing, being and transformation.
A thematic arc of service begins with a child spoon-fed by his mother, passes through the wedding cake, and ends in a wheelchair with the pill in the nurse’s paper cup, Along the way there are the points of personal tending as the man is catered to by somelier and attendant waiter and the woman, with her drug of choice, is coifed and manicured.
Focusing on the transformative process in another set of drawings, the young soldier is shown taking leave of his parents and his life in the embrace of family. The induction is the beginning of a the loss of the individual. The tour of duty then alters the young man as soldier and when viewed in homecoming the physical loss makes visible the interior damage.
In a more light-hearted group of drawings, women in posed repose bake themselves while men sprawl or eat with abandon. As divergent as this imagery might seem, the looseness of the sheet of cloth, the scrawl of the drawn line interrupted by fold or furrow, and the luminous expanse of open space allow these pieces to claim a next act. These drawings all partake of the pregnant pause and open possibility as the subjects verge on becoming.