Karin Davie: Dangerous Curves
Friday, February 24–Sunday, May 14, 2006
Karin Davie is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings; a survey that tracks the evolution of Davie’s visual vocabulary. A true innovator, Davie redefines the modernist convention of stripe painting by inserting gesture and the artist’s hand back into optical, hard-edged, geometric convention. Her work explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction while simultaneously alluding to the figure, memory, and landscape. There are a myriad of ways to contemplate the evolution of her style, as her paintings reach beyond an isolated visual experience, embodying emotion, movement, social commentary, and most importantly the artist’s hand.