Just installed at Arts Illiana (Terre Haute, IN). Thank you Indiana Arts Council for funding this project! Opening reception this Friday, May 5.
I’m please to share that several of my new paintings on paper are now part of the art collection at the University of Texas Southwestern. (Courtesy of Galleri Urbane, Dallas)
Hover (2016) Acrylic on Paper, 27” x 22”
Almost finished with the body of work funded by the Indiana Arts Commision. New work will be on view at Arts Illiana (Terre Haute, IN) this spring/ summer. Stay tuned!
February 10 - March 11, 2017
The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Edge, an exhibition of hard-edge paintings by some of the more interesting practitioners in the field today.
The commonality of the work in Edge is that the paintings all utilize line as an element in their construction. Often the line is straight and the format linear as in the work of Ann Pibal, Cary Smith, Li Trincere, and especially in the constructions of Rachel Hellmann. With others, shapes are defined by lines, as in the work of Marilyn Lerner, Eric Brown, and Jan van der Ploeg. Or the line becomes part of a pattern, a complex system as in the work of Douglas Melini, very direct as in the work of Mary Judge, or pared down and reduced as in the work of Kate Shepherd. Or the line creates an edge that almost disappears yet still defines the painting, as in the work of Lisa Beck.
I continue working on my project that is funded in part by the Indiana Arts Commision. Earlier I posted pics of the design process. Now progress pics in the woodshop…
“It might seem like a long way from origami to architecture, from miniature paper sculptures to rooms and buildings large enough to walk through or live in. But Hellmann is attuned to geometry and the finer details. And, like an architect, she turns the concept into something tactile that calls for human experience.”
-Bridget Gleeson, Artsy