Curve Line Space Gallery is pleased to present Christine Weir, Signs of Life a solo show opening October 11th from 7-10pm. The works will be on view through November 22nd.
Christine Weir contemplates the use of our planet and how our world is interpreted by chronicling the visible scars and manipulations of the earth, as seen from above. Ms. Weir’s graphite drawings are meant to look abstract despite the play with space as well as the tiny, detailed mark making.
Art critic, author, and curator Shana Nys Dambrot writes about Weir’s work saying, “Analysis of graphite drawings rarely contains observations on texture or any mention of impasto — such qualities are the province of painting. But the first of many surprises in the work of Christine Weir are the acrobatic surface variations she achieves using only graphite. Working on paper or on the trickier medium of clay panel, which yields more nuanced results but is physically quite finicky, Weir surgically modulates a seemingly infinite array of degrees of hand-applied pressure, resulting in differences in mark-making that range from gossamer invisibility to steely patina to thick accumulations mimicking pigment. This tool kit of textures demonstrates an equally dynamic range of heterogeneous tonalities within the grey scale. These unexpected dimensions of graphite are deployed to construct and build up an eclectic lexicon of organic and geometric abstract shapes juxtaposed in vertiginous layers and furrowed grounds.”Curve Line Space Gallery 1577 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041 firstname.lastname@example.org