hidell brooks is so excited to take a road trip to see the exhibition line, touch, trace which just opened at the north carolina museum of art. the uber talented selena beaudry has two large drawings included in the group show focused on hand drawn works of art. we recently had a series of drawings by selena in our women in abstract exhibiton this past summer. line, touch, trace is up through march 8, 2015.
the stylus is one of the most direct tools of artistic expression. line, touch, trace, organized by greenhill in greensboro, north carolina, features hand-drawn works by 13 north carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes. line may be used to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; touch builds tonal values or erases edges; and traced marks may suggest elements of an imagined topography. the artists use line, touch, and trace in works that communicate mental states, project invented worlds, or portray moments of contemplation. the range of approaches presented attests to the effervescence of drawing and its contribution to contemporary art.
The exhibition includes works by selena beaudry, tamie beldue, lori esposito, kiki farish, john gall, john hill jr., fritz janschka, kenn kotara, kreh mellick, matthew micca, ippy patterson, isaac payne, and jason watson.
one thing is for sure selena's hand is consistent in her drawings, piles, collages and paintings. the same gestural strokes flow throughout all mediums of her work. whether she is cutting the paper strips while creating her organic piles or the arching of her brushstrokes in her vibrant paintings an energy flows through it all that is unstoppable.
please call the gallery if you have any questions concerning line, touch, trace and the work of selena beaudry.