LIMN gallery is pleased to present “Black” a solo exhibition of drawings and sculptures by Los Angeles artist, Cathy Stone.
For the past twenty years, Cathy Stone has been pursuing both drawing and sculpture , marrying two movements -- Arte Povera and Urushi.
Her black or white drawings, inspired by personal losses, are an attempt to understand life and death. Stone uses her art to answer her own personal investigations in pursuit of understanding the physicality of emotions and their resolution. Her very large drawings (up to 9 feet by 7 feet) present an enormous challenge, in which she must juggle gravity and balance. Giant pools of black acrylic paint or charcoal float onto the paper, while suspended delicate lines climb upward, defying all laws of physics. Preciously wrapped sculptural elements protrude from a pool of black like a hiding place lost in a massive void. The creation of smaller drawings enables Stone to navigate between scale and elements of time and space. While Stone’s drawings attempt to understand the cycle of life, time is also on her mind. “Bridge from here is to There” is a tribute to Irene Pijoan, a faculty member of SFAI and a dear friend who passed away in 2004. Time is referenced in a literal way; to view the work, the viewer must spend real time to walk its length.
Cathy Stone’s work has been reviewed in the San Francisco Magazine, Sacramento Bee, the Los Angeles Times, and Artweek. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum and numerous private collections around the country. This is Stone’s second solo show at LIMN gallery.