Line or Edge, Line or Color: New Paintings and Drawings (Works)
Line or Edge, Line or Color: New Paintings and Drawings Press Release
Harriet Korman has painted abstractly for the past four decades, continually fascinated by what can be expressed without recognizable imagery or associations. This current body of work, which employs the geometry, order, and connections that have always engaged her, began with a series of oil stick drawings in color. The nature of the oilstick, which Korman uses with the aid of paper towels to spread the pigment into large areas, and to make the lines more substantial, worked well with the flexible and spontaneous process of drawing. This approach yielded a wider variety of divisions, shapes, and organizations than she had used in the paintings in her 2012 exhibition at this gallery — primarily diagonals, horizontals and verticals. Often finding her drawings (sometimes the ones she judges least successful) to be good subjects for paintings, she enjoys the interpolation between the two media. The differences between drawing and painting resulted in very different outcomes of the same two-dimensional exploration. We are pleased to present this lively yet focused work.