TEXTURE IN MOTION REVEALED IN “SHIFT AND WEIGH,” AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY LYDIA DIEMER AND STEPHANIE DOTSON AT CHRISTINA RAY. NEW YORK – October 26, 2011 – CHRISTINA RAY is pleased to present Shift and Weigh, a collection of new works by Minnesota-based artist Lydia Diemer and California artist Stephanie Dotson. Wax, paint, resin and found objects collapse into a collection of abstract, two-dimensional works with a strikingly tactile sensibility. The exhibition opens on November 4th and runs through December 4th. A reception will be held on Friday, November 4th, 7–9pm at CHRISTINA RAY, located at 30 Grand Street, New York. Diemer and Dotson test the true nature of representation through a diverse accumulation of materials and techniques. Both artists pull inspiration from their familial roots to address the meaning of space. Layers of wax and resin rest in the sediment of an otherworldly existence in Dotson’s work, while Diemer intertwines a soft array of media that wafts among a network of lines. Diemer weaves an intricate web where memories and ephemera collide, while Dotson reveals a more spatially elusive perception of reality through deep, gestural layering.