Biddeford, ME – Second installment of a two-part drawing exhibition opens October 26 at Engine
Please join Engine for the opening of Drawing II: The Other Day, the second installment of a two-part exhibition curated by Deborah Whitney, curator/gallerist formerly of Whitney Art Works in Portland, Maine, on Friday, October 26, from 5-7pm. The exhibition will run through November 24, 2018. While the first installment, Drawing I: The Everyday, featured a collection of works with subject matter and concepts that are familiar, Drawing II: The Other Day will feature works that are more about abstract concepts–less recognizable imagery with an emphasis on pattern and color. Drawing II: The Other Day artists include Terrence Brett, Clint Fulkerson, Deborah Randall, Ling-Wen Tsai, Bridget Spaeth, Noriko Sakanishi, Avy Claire, Kate Beck, and Grace DeGennaro. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm.
The two shows together investigate the range that drawing can be…the materials, the presentation, the complexity and the simplicity. In The Everyday, Judith Allen-Efstathiou’s banner of lace is drawn out of the binary holes of computer paper, and in The Other Day, Ling-Wen Tsai has made a series of panels which communicate words hand drawn from binary code in sumi ink. It is these juxtapositions which help to illustrate the kinds of ideas that drawing may incorporate.
Drawing I: The Every Day featured works byTerrance Brett, Sabrina Small, Brian Lynch, Paul Ridyard, Alex Sax, Nicola Saunderson, Tanja Kunz, Melinda Barnes, Judith Allen-Efstathiou, and Deborah Whitney.
Drawing II: The Other Day will feature works by Terrence Brett, Clint Fulkerson, Deborah Randall, Ling-Wen Tsai, Bridget Spaeth, Noriko Sakanishi, Avy Claire, Kate Beck, and Grace DeGennaro. “The Other Day, will be a collection of works that are more about abstract concepts–less recognizable imagery with an emphasis on pattern and color. I am thinking about it as music–with big and small notes…a sort of different view of life. Terrance Brett is working on a conceptual piece in which he is responding to a piece of music that he heard years ago and which stayed with him. Please excuse the pun, but, I am riffing on that idea of the connection of our visual and aural senses. I have always envisioned the installation of artwork in a space as music, and this is the first time that I have endeavored to intentionally construct a show around this notion of vision and sound,” says Whitney.
For more information: Tammy Ackerman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-229-3560
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ENGINE, located in the heart of Biddeford, Maine, is a non-profit arts organization. Engine’s mission is to connect and inspire our community through art, design, and education. In keeping with its mission, Engine curates exhibitions that are centered on innovation, design, design-to-market and creative endeavors in all genres that harken to Biddeford’s heritage in the industrial and textile design and makers fields, especially those with a strong community engagement component.