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Christine Taylor Patten, micro/macro

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, 212-219-2166
November 11, 2006 - February 10, 2007
Reception: Friday, November 10, 6 - 8 PM
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micro/macro consists of over 2,000 one-inch crow quill and ink drawings on three-inch paper (the micro) and one seven-by-twenty-four-foot drawing (the macro). A progression of images begun with a single dot in space, the series of thousands of drawings evolves through gradual movement, each drawing in the sequence referring to the preceding one. While strictly non-referential, the drawings evoke cosmic imagery-swirling clouds, clusters of planets, wave patterns-and have been numbered as years, celebrating two millennia (1240 A.D., 1241 A.D., 1242 A.D., etc.). Patten’s method has been described as a “dynamic genesis” in which each new drawing presents itself as the product of instinctual formal decisions, but resonates much more deeply as an exploration of the creative process itself
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