SITE131 presents "The Line" opening reception
Curated by co-founder|director Joan Davidow and curatorial interns Stephanie DeLay and Pablo Sebastián Morales, "The Line" gathers drawing talents from Texas, United States, and abroad whose work will tease the spirit, including Kristen Cochran, Kyung Jeon, Helen Burkhart Mayfield, Alessandra Michelangelo, Tucker Nichols, Ann Toebbe, and Lynne Woods Turner.
These artists cover the universe reaching for social relationships and global encounters:
- Texas artist Kristen Cochran’s suspended fabric wall drawings suggest volumes inhabited by human figures and allude to the spirits that once came in contact with the found fabrics.
- Korean- American Kyung Jeon's female figures float in couture costumes, playfully juxtaposing traditional Korean hair style with contemporary cosmopolitan fashion, questioning self identity in the midst of cultural assimilation.
- Two deceased artists, Texan Helen Burkhart Mayfield drew haunting self-portraits in profound pain, and Italian Alessandra Michelangelo created colorful anthropomorphic characters in imagined landscapes.
- Californian Tucker Nichols reinvents the traditional flowerpot as innocent naïve, colorful bursting forms
- Midwesterner Ann Toebbe’s unpopulated architectural spaces of flatted interiors resemble a board game or cutout paper dollhouse.
- Philadelphian Lynne Woods Turner, as painter-draftswoman, focuses on geometry, repeated patterns, and bilateral symmetry.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 4.