ART of the LINE
Re-examining Shapes, Junctures and Perspectives

July 1-31, 2022
First Friday Reception: July 1st, 6-8pm
Mark Sirdevan, Frame of Reference #161, Acrylic, 39 x 32 inches
Mark Sirdevan’s acrylic painting, "Frame of Reference #161", floats vivid coral lines onto a deep, gray infinity.
The Art of the Line, an exhibition takes a fresh look at a classic device. While the line, as an artistic tool, is widely associated with drawing, the show explores what happens when lines take the lead in paintings and sculpture. Thirteen artists will share their explorations of lines defining planes, piercing space, and uniting forms.
Organized by James Varnum and Nancy DuVergne Smith, co-presidents of the Newton Art Association, the exhibition draws on area artists who work in abstract as well as representational forms.

Nancy DuVergne Smith, Cascade 1, Watercolor, 22 x 18 inches
Nancy DuVergne Smith’s watercolor, "Cascade 1", uses line to describe the tangible surfaces of surging water.
Memy Ish Shalom, Three Movements, Cast Bronze, 26 x 26 x 6 inches
Memy Ish Shalom’s bronze sculpture, "Three Movements", presents gestural figures suggesting a journey from contemplation to joy.
James Varnum, Change is Coming, Watercolor and Ink, 42 x 34 inches
James Varnum’s "Change Is Coming", a watercolor and ink artwork, presents a colorful hyperspace where black and white lines inscribe meshed layers of depth, value, and risk. 
The Art of the Line theme is based on the

A line is an identifiable path created by a point moving in space. It is one-dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length. Lines often define the edges of a form. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, curved or straight, thick or thin. They lead your eye around the composition and can communicate information through their character and direction.

First Friday Reception
July 1, 6-8pm

Note: Due to the ongoing caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the following precautions will be taken:

  • All visitors and employees will practice appropriate social distancing.
  • All visitors and employees may choose to wear a mask. One will be provided to you if you need one.
  • Sanitation stations will be set up around the gallery and surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

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