Buffalo-based artist Katherine Sehr began drawing at an early age. She also studied ballet during these formative years, learning the ways in which the body can serve as a tool of expression. Her compositions, which she describes as “meditative color field drawings,” are recordings of small, rhythmic movements that converge into a field of onerous markmaking. For Sehr, the act of drawing is a private, contemplative experience. Her process is organic. One gesture leads to the next, creating “psychological traces” that, in her own words, “slowly crawl across the surface.” Here, the passing of time is imprisoned in the nooks and crannies of blue ink, which ebb and flow from saturated to faded. The same signature mark, which the artist obsessively repeats, brings into microscopic view the world around us.
Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017