Image courtesy of Robert Jessup

Robert Jessup’s first Whidbey paintings were hybrids: the color areas in his previous Square series were still quite prominent, the lines like borders set free to randomly writhe and scatter across the surface without much purpose. Wanting to have drawing play a bigger role in his work, Jessup began to explore the interaction of the lines more directly in a series of works on paper done at the end of 2019. Just lines of color. Ideas explored on paper were quickly incorporated into the paintings.

As the series evolved, the lines became wider, slower, more deliberate in their pace. What has become important is the character of the lines, how they respond to each other, speak to each other. They selectively intertwine, or simply touch, or almost touch. Like voices in an opera, singing with and against each other.

The exhibition will remain on display through May 15.

Robert Jessup’s first Whidbey paintings were hybrids: the color areas in his previous Square series were still quite prominent, the lines like borders set free to randomly writhe and scatter across the surface without much purpose. Wanting to have drawing play a bigger role in his work, Jessup began to explore the interaction of the lines more directly in a series of works on paper done at the end of 2019. Just lines of color. Ideas explored on paper were quickly incorporated into the paintings.

As the series evolved, the lines became wider, slower, more deliberate in their pace. What has become important is the character of the lines, how they respond to each other, speak to each other. They selectively intertwine, or simply touch, or almost touch. Like voices in an opera, singing with and against each other.

The exhibition will remain on display through May 15.

Robert Jessup’s first Whidbey paintings were hybrids: the color areas in his previous Square series were still quite prominent, the lines like borders set free to randomly writhe and scatter across the surface without much purpose. Wanting to have drawing play a bigger role in his work, Jessup began to explore the interaction of the lines more directly in a series of works on paper done at the end of 2019. Just lines of color. Ideas explored on paper were quickly incorporated into the paintings.

As the series evolved, the lines became wider, slower, more deliberate in their pace. What has become important is the character of the lines, how they respond to each other, speak to each other. They selectively intertwine, or simply touch, or almost touch. Like voices in an opera, singing with and against each other.

The exhibition will remain on display through May 15.

WHEN

WHERE

Conduit Gallery
1636 Hi Line Dr.
#C
Dallas, TX 75207
https://conduitgallery.com/viewing-rooms/new-paintings-from-the-whidbey-series

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Admission is free.
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