Carolyn Martin “Between the Lines”

A.I.R. Gallery

poster for Carolyn Martin “Between the Lines”

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Between the Lines is an exhibition of new charcoal and conte crayon works on paper by New York Member Artist Carolyn Martin. The pieces presented in the show are a continuation of Martin’s research into the potentialities of a continuous, uninterrupted, layering graphite mark to produce depth within the paper. They continue her concern with interpreting how interacting lines can tell a story— some of the lines floating and barely indicated, others black with intense, raw power, still others evaporating into smoke.

In her recent drawings, she layers line on line, crossing and converging, thickening and thinning them in a way that suggests dimensional forms in space, though not yet part of any familiar world. Her gestures, repeated and in very close proximity to the piece of paper that host them, are made visible to the viewer as the direct traces of the presence of the artist’s hand. Though the results are abstract at first view, Martin invites the viewer to create their own visual image from the object in the page, turning the abstraction to imagined figuration.



from October 11, 2019 to November 10, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-10-11 from 18:00 to 20:00


Carolyn Martin

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