Shape of the Line

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© Everest Hall
© Courtesy of Fair Folks & a Goat
Shape of the Line
Curated by: Amanda G. Schneider

96 West Houston
New York, NY 10012
March 12th, 2011 - May 7th, 2011
Opening: March 12th, 2011 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

contemporary, emerging, emerging-artists, geometric-abstraction, geometric photography, modern


Fair Folks & a Goat, an art and design gallery in Carnegie Hill, is pleased to announce “Shape of the Line,”curated by Amanda G. Schneider. Opening Saturday, March 12 from 5 - 8pm, the exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, and works on paperby Agnes Barley, Matthew Craven, Josh Goldberg, Everest Hall, ElliottPuckette, Nathlie Provosty, Robert Raphael, and Mandolyn Wilson Rosen.

“Shape of the Line” brings together the work of both emerging andestablished artists across a variety of media to explore the dynamic natureof the line. The work presented demonstrates how line can be more than adelineation of form: it can be a point in motion, it can be an illusion, and itcan be the subject itself. In Matthew Craven’s work, whether painting,collage, or installation, a meticulous line dominates. With precision andwit, his bold color palette, abstract patterns, and totemic motifs take cuesfrom military medals, Masonic rituals, and Native American icons. Elliott Puckette’s lyrical compositions are characterized by her incised,purposeful lines that evoke the curvature of the body, musical notes, andnineteenth-century adornment. Nathlie Provosty’s fluid abstractions are abalanced placement of shapes in which line “appears.” The illusion of line is contingent upon both sides, subverting the concept of the line as anautonomous object.

Amanda G. Schneider is the Founder and Director of Dunham Place Salon,a fine art salon located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

At Fair Folks, named one of the top ten indie shopping destinations on theUpper East Side in Time Out New York and featured as a must-see designemporium in Details Magazine, visitors are encouraged to linger, and getto know the fine art and design objects in an intimate way. From the art onthe wall to the furniture, objects, and even fashion in the closet, every itemis carefully considered. In this salon setting, artists have a unique platformto introduce their work and ideas to the public.