Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Art show by Britt Conley

Britt's a friend of mine, and a friend of cartoonists in general.
Conceptual Structuralism: Considerations with Graphite
November 9 - December 1, 2013

Free Reception:  Saturday, November, 9, 2013.  6 - 9pm
Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-6 Gallery
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia  22079
Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm and Sun 12 – 5pm

To me, art is a means of communication that goes far beyond subject matter alone. Although direct reference can be used to motivate the mind or evoke a reaction, visuals can be configured to move a person and trigger aesthetic responses on much broader and hopefully, deeper, levels. These abstract drawings are from a nearly daily drawing journey from which I have been exploring conceptual structuralism.

I find graphite to be both an incredibly versatile and neutral medium which allows for expressive explorations into the potential of line as well as subtle "breathable spaces."   For these graphite works line is a character supporting a conversation among spatial areas.  Each of the images constitutes an evolving journal of ideas, considerations and concepts, which have in turn, helped shape the blueprints of my larger works.

Theoverture: Britt Conley, The Overture, 2012, Graphite, 8" x 11" 

Whatnot: Britt Conley, What Not, 2011, Graphite, 6 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Related information:

Artist name Website:  www.brittconley.com

Artist name Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittconley

For more information, contact:                                                                                  
Britt Conley, Studio Artist at the Workhouse Arts Center                              britt@brittconley.com
703 981-5442

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