Sat, 11/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
[Opening / Closing]
Graham Caldwell, Linn Meyers, Marilyn Mahoney
Where |G Fine Art
1350 Florida Ave NE
About This Event
G fine Art has the opportunity to exhibit one piece each from Graham Caldwell, Linn Meyers and Marilyn Mahoney. Each of the works is ambitious in concept and execution to the point where they are ‘known’ yet unfamiliar. All three artists have opportunities for public and private commissions that allow for expansion and experimentation. The expectations, techniques and scale move them into unfamiliar ground
GRAHAM CALDWELL’s Before After, 2011 is a sculpture formed by unchecked growth, resembling medieval and sci-fi, architecture and unrestrained replicating cells. An apparent whole appears annihilated and then rebuilt in a seemingly extemporaneous theatrical act. The shattered pieces underscore the fragility of the glass. Due to the abundance of fragmented views and harsh edges, the complexity of seeing, or more correctly, perceiving, becomes an end in itself.
LINN MEYERS’s Untitled 2010,commissioned by private collectors, who have generously allowed the gallery to share this with the broader public. The matrix for this piece is based on a honeycomb in a broader collection of art and of organic elements /artifacts. The location is a commanding stairwell, a site with multiple sightlines. The drawing a fundamental accretion of lines, rhythmic and repetitive, responds to the architecture, laying a foundation and growing to the uppermost level. The nature of the gradual buildup of organic matter parallels the accumulation of lines each independent and yet determined by its predecessor. Meyers is ‘in the present’ making each line, and unfathomable task, a counterpart to the organic process.
MARILYN MAHONEY’s work is also composed of shattered, moving architectural, and structural fragments, examining perspective, the space frame made by architecture, dance and cinema. The work is precise, lyrical and shot through with choreography. The forms float and are seemingly changeable and unpredictable. Cinematic sums it up - we experience stability, instability, close-ups and long shots, it is all about becoming.