Like handwriting, drawing can vary greatly in style. Some artists work in the abstract while others can arrange lines of ink that appear as real as life itself. Examples of this range will be demonstrated in two shows at this West Bank gallery. Joyce Lyon and Alexis Kuhr exemplify the differences within the spectrum. Kuhr's work features geometric shapes: triangles, squares, and diamonds so detailed you can see each graphite line, as though gazing upon an actual piece of fabric. Lyon's work is detailed in a very different way; her drawings of the medieval town of Otricoli in Umbria feature garden views that capture light and shadows so well that, if viewed from a distance, they might appear to be black-and-white photographs. The theme of drawing carries on into the "Practice of Drawings," where more than 60 works will be displayed, including drawings by American Modernist painter Marsden Hartley. Public reception 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 25; artists' panel talk 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 11.
Jan. 22-Feb. 20, 2008