August 5 - September 10
Reception: August 5, 6-8pm
A boundary, contour, or edge, regardless of what you call it, line can be the strongest element in an artwork. The Gray Gallery’s newest exhibition curated by Georgia Dennis, evaluates the importance of line and it’s complexity. “Guide Lines” runs August 5 – September 10 and features artwork by Julia Bloom, Miranda Herring and Maggie Gourlay. These three very different artists each use a different medium exploring this concept.
The Gray Gallery is happy to present the first exhibition Georgia Dennis has independently curated. “This exhibition inspects line, the backbone of composition. Guide Lines challenges the viewer to see how line can twist, turn, and move through a space to create a strong and versatile configuration.” says Dennis. Georgia Dennis is a new emerging curator and artist based out of Winchester, VA and gallery assistant at The Gray Gallery.
DC based artist Julia Bloom weaves together large pyramid like structures utilizing the natural line of branches. Inspired by the architectural grids formed by tree canopies and limbs, her sculptures' intersecting lines reflect the complexity of natural systems.
Maggie Gourlay uses thread as a line to draw on her layered screen-prints. In these works, loose threads mass and meander as a documentation of remains. They imprint the memory and history of what homes carry after the structures themselves disappear.
Miranda Herring weaves different yarns together to make line a functional object and solidly woven artwork. The variation in weaving techniques, crisscrossed with lines of cloth that come from her family and friends, create a conceptual statement of artificial security.