Silver LiningCurated by Janet Levy
September 22 – November 11, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, September 22, 5-8pm
See Line Gallery presents Silver Lining, a group exhibition curated by Janet Levy including sculpture, painting, works on paper and installation by Scott Benzel, Robert Billings,
Laddie John Dill, Jimi Gleason, Joe Goode, Michelle Grabner, Jay Lizo, Karen Lofgren,
Yogi Proctor, Laurie Reid, Kathryn Van Dyke.
Silver is the metallic shade that resembles gray. The visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This effect is due to the material's brightness varying with the surface angle in relation to the light source.
Reflecting on a cloud which has a silver gleam of sunlight along one edge - the 'silver lining' to the cloud caused by light when the sun is just behind them causes the top layer of the cloud to look lighter, as it’s thinner and less dense than the rest of the cloud.
All artists in the exhibition have selected materials for their works that are silver or have the appearance of reflective silver. These materials are used to engage and manipulate the light.
Laddie John Dill welds and polishes high-grade aircraft aluminum to manipulate light to create volume and movement on the surface. Joe Goode creates a sense of light and reflection with his pastel drawings. Robert Billings makes intricate and detailed silver sculptural pieces. Scott Benzel creates shiny silver plated aluminum sculptures. Jimi Gleason employs silver deposit in his luxurious silver painting. Laurie Reid applies crushed silver coated mirror on paper. Michelle Grabner makes elegant use of silverpoint in panel. Jay Lizo uses a metallic paint on flattened sphere sculptures. Yogi Proctor transforms window space with silver tinted two-way mirror vinyl. Karen Lofgren works in cast aluminum as the basis or her assemblage. Kathryn Van Dyke utilizes the play of light with mirror pieces in her hanging sculpture. The collective works combine in formation to immerse the gallery in a reflective glow.
Janet Levy is a curator and gallery founder/director born in Los Angeles, CA. She presented her first curatorial project in Luzern, Switzerland in 1990 and brings years of curatorial, gallery and marketing experience to her success in producing and promoting significant projects by prominent contemporary artists. Levy has demonstrated an extraordinarily intuitive ability for selecting talented visual artists and, in 2006, she founded See Line Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to supporting the work of these exceptional contemporary artist.
See Line Gallery hours Monday – Friday 11am-5pm and by appointment.
For further information regarding the exhibition please contact Janet Levy
cell: 917 604 3114 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org