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Opening Reception for “A Line Goes For a Walk” A Solo Show of Works by Priscilla Steele
September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Gilded Pear Gallery for an opening reception for “A Line Goes For a Walk,” a solo show of works by Priscilla Steele.
About the Show:
Plucking the medium of drawing from the exclusive realm of the “old masters”, this playful observation was made by the twentieth century artist, Paul Klee. Its matter of fact wisdom recognizes the accessible-to-all nature of drawing as a direct path to expression.
Over a more than forty year career, the variability of line has been central to my exploration of figurative and botanic subjects. Working from life, the process of finding structure, gesture and scale cleaves true to Klee’s metaphorical walking line. Tentative marks search for form. Curiosity gives way to sweeps of dynamic contour. Often a sure route is abandoned in hope of a transformative discovery. Ultimately, the marks’ paths document a meditative, sometimes confounding and nuanced progression of visual observation.
It was an unwitting, intuitive choice that led me to focus on the figure and botanic subjects. Pivoting between their contrasting qualities, I refresh my perceptions. In this way, extravagant, blossoming petals exist in a calculated tension side-by-side with emotionally charged images of the figure. Thanks for joining me for the walk.
September 6 from 5-7 p.m.
Gilded Pear Gallery
808 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403