Including sculptures by Marc Leuthold.
We are pleased to begin the New Year with an exhibition of recent work by Dawn Clements. Clements’ powerful use of Sumi ink and ballpoint pen on small to large-scale paper panels remains her primary medium and scale. She often cuts and pastes the paper together to edit and compose a completed drawing, adding paper as necessary to create the desired scale. Through her active process, which is almost performative, the paper becomes distressed with folds, wrinkles, and seams.
On Leuthold’s sculptures:
“My collaboration with sculptor Marc Leuthold has been in progress for the past three years. As friends and colleagues, Marc and I decided to collaborate on a project together. In order to work ‘together’ I made a series of drawings from which Marc made sculptures. He in turn made and gave me his sculpted responses, and I in turn made more drawings. And so on. Leuthold’s work is often non-representational but, in response to my drawings, he modeled clay sculptures in the forms of the images he viewed in my drawings. The result is a series of multi-generational works, a kind of visual dialogue. (Clements, 2012)