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Artist's Statement\n

My drawings are about nature's flow - - its branching and dividing -- and the disbursements of energy. Rivers\, t raffic patterns\, and cultural hierarchies are all forms of this flow.

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My public art projects are also a bout environmental systems. Drawings for the public art projects are made t o illustrate and to clarify project ideas\, and sometimes they spark ideas for an entirely new drawing series.

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The Concord drawing was started when I became involved in a public a rt project along that river. Segments of the river are drawn vertically on 84" x 18" paper panels to form linear patterns. The river itself is accurat ely scaled from a satellite view\, but north/south and east/west directions are not. The drawing is centered on the Concord River and includes streams feeding it such as the Assabet and Sudbury Rivers. The Concord joins the M errimack and then flows on to its final destination -- the Atlantic Ocean. The science of hydrology tells us that the Atlantic is not the end of the t rip but just one step in the endless cycling of the earth's water.\n

The metal leaf used on the drawings - - silver and gold\, our most precious metals -- acknolwedge treasured sites such as the Nile\, the Mississippi\, and the almost mythological Sea of Ga lilee.

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Finding new views of t hese well-known places has been an exciting experience. I was drawn to the plant-like shapes in The Nile beginning with the northern irrigated valley "bloom" to the central river "stem" and finally the southern "root" at Lake Victoria. The Mississippi shimmers in silver ribbons from an airplane view and a satellite image shows man-made deltas competing with natural tributa ries as the river flows into the Gulf. The sea in The Sea of Galilee is sha ped like a human heart and it is connected by waterways to the Dead Sea -- the two seas like jewels on a river necklace.

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Curator's Statement

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by Yvonne Jacquette

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River Drawings evoke much more than that depicted . They imply views of the countries they inhabit: the surrounding mountains \, hills\, or plains that allow their meandering. In these drawings the lig ht coming through the mylar grounds are highly contrasted by the silhouette of each river's shape but even more by the specific materials used: gold l eaf\, silver leaf\, graphite. The mylars were derived from other public pro jects yet further allude to the strength and elegance of nature.

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Artist's Bio

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Wopo Holup is a New York based artist and has complet ed more than two dozen public art projects across the country. Holup's bron ze and iron work can be found at the Philadelphia Zoo\, Historic Battery Pa rk in Manhattan\, and the Tampa International Airport\, among many others. Collaborations with architects\, government agencies\, and inspired communi ties have helped Holup to achieve her artistic goals. Articles and response s to Holup's work have appeared in Sculpture\, Landscape Archi tecture\, and The New York Times.

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Drawings produced with Holup's projects have been shown in solo exhibitions at Mill Museum\, National Park Service\, Lowell\, MA\; Urban Culture Project\, Kansas City\, MO\; Charles Schulz Gallery\, Sonoma State Universite\, Rohnert Park\, CA\; and the Center for Architecture\, Ne w York\, NY. Her drwaings were also included in a traveling exhibit for The Center for Creativity and Design at the University of North Carolina.

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Curator's Bio

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Yvonne Jacquette is New York and Maine based a rtist who began her career at the Rhode Island School of Design. Perhaps be st known for her panoramic depictions of aerial landscapes of major cities nationwide\, Jacquette has also illustrated books of poetry and designed se ts. Her teaching experience includes the Moore College of Art\, visiting ar tist at University of Pennsylvania from 1972-1976 and 1979-1982\, Parsons S chool of Design from 1975-1978\, Graduate School of Fine Arts at the Univer sity of Pennsylvania from 1979- 1984 and has been a visiting critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts since 1991.

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Jacquette had her first group show in 1962 and has been ex hibiting steadily since. Her work is included in over 40 museums\, with a n umber of public collections throughout New York City. Her work is held in t he permanent colllections of the Museum of Modern Art\, the Metropolitan Mu seum of Art\, Whitney Museum of American Art\, American Academy and Institu te of Arts and Letters\, and the Brooklyn Museum. Recent exhibitions includ e the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and in Staa tliche Museum in Berlin\, Germany.

DTEND:20121201 DTSTAMP:20141025T221419 DTSTART:20121020 GEO:40.7536854;-73.9991637 LOCATION:CUE Art Foundation\,137 West 25th Street Ground Floor\nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Wopo Holup UID:241126 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121020T200000 DTSTAMP:20141025T221419 DTSTART:20121020T180000 GEO:40.7536854;-73.9991637 LOCATION:CUE Art Foundation\,137 West 25th Street Ground Floor\nNew York\, NY 10001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Wopo Holup UID:241127 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR