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Karin Davie: Dangerous Curves

Friday, February 24–Sunday, May 14, 2006

Karin Davie (Canadian, born 1965). Pushed, Pulled, Depleted, & Duplicated #7, 2002-2003. Oil on canvas, 84 x 108 inches (213.4 x 274.3 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Charles Clifton Fund, 2003.

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.