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"Edge" @ Philip Slein Gallery

January 25, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

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.

Thank you to Artsy and Bridget Gleeson for Review of "State of Play" @ Elizabeth Houston Gallery

November 15, 2016

“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

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