Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art / Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace, 718-425-3560
January 1 - March 25, 2007
Revealing the richness of the New York City art scene, STORY l i n e s // Narrative in Drawing explores the art of the visual narrative by presenting new and recent work from four emerging to mid-career artists of exceptional promise. With popular culture constantly penetrating more deeply into the once distinct realm of the fine arts, narrative forms such as comics, movies and television are exerting increased influence on the work of visual artists. Stories are, and have always been, the glue that binds culture together, and hence they are sources of a common visual language that can help us make sense of who we are. The artists in STORY l i n e s have stories to tell and points to make as they utilize the double-edged potential of familiar images to portray the subtle nuances and complicated issues of contemporary existence; they isolate an emotion, a place, an uncomfortable and inappropriate anecdote in time using universal and recognizable images to “draw” narrative from the scene or figure.
Participating artists: Dawn Clements, Jeff Gabel, Penny Juneman, Martin Wilner,