Friday, July 15, 2011

Sarah Wiseman @Box Heart

Sarah Wiseman: Crawl Inside . Thread, Ink (monotype) Acrylic, Pencil, and Screen print

It's a little late notice, Contemplations on State of Being closes tomorrow (July 16). The only saving factor is that Box Heart will retain works from the exhibit, so if you can't make it in for the solo presentation of Ms. Wiseman's work, you can be assured of seeing them at the gallery.

But that's the great thing about blogging. I didn't get in to see the exhibit until yesterday, but I can still post it up, quick as can be! I am so glad that I did take a moment to view the exhibit.

The works were created on substantial paper substrate, using an impressive range of media, to create richly textured surfaces. The application of thread creates a delicate veil, a final layer over an intricately worked surface. Ms. Wiseman brings considerable thought to her mark making, with considerable restraint and focus. If there are accidents here, they have been carefully integrated into the final works.

The small scale of the works invites intimate examination, and really, it only on this close examination that the viewer can really appreciate the subtle interplays of the materials. Sarah Wiseman's work requires that close examination, letting it soak through you as you submerge through the layers.

You can view the installation, courtesy of Box Heart.

Sarah Wiseman: Contemplations on State of Being
June 21 - July 16
Box Heart Gallery
4523 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays: 11 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

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