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Measure

June 5, 2012 to June 30, 2012

Artists:

Images:

Measure (exhibition view)
Measure (exhibition view)
Measure 10 (ASE)
Measure 3 (partial after "Six Prisons")
Measure 5 (partial after "Information Act")
Measure 6 (ATL-CO)
Measure 7 (ATL-NYC)
Measure 8 (ATL-PDX)
Measure 9 (ASE)
Measure 1 (after "Lost Signal")
Measure 2 (after "Three Prisons")
Notes: 

“Developed during a residency in Los Angeles, Measure is a series of drawings that began as a conceptual exploration of space. By examining paintings by the artist Peter Halley as a launching off point, these graphite works physically locate the viewer. Where Halley's works rely on color relationships to create depth in an otherwise flat image, the drawings in Measure borrow the same simple geometric structures while relying on the materiality of surface to challenge the limits of human observation.

Perception and light are integral in the unveiling of the image. While at first appearing as solid black, the physical distance of the viewer in relationship to the drawing reveals the composition. Similar to my large-scale installation projects, it is this participation and willingness to look harder that completes the work.”

-Jenene Nagy

Statement: 

“Developed during a residency in Los Angeles, Measure is a series of drawings that began as a conceptual exploration of space. By examining paintings by the artist Peter Halley as a launching off point, these graphite works physically locate the viewer. Where Halley's works rely on color relationships to create depth in an otherwise flat image, the drawings in Measure borrow the same simple geometric structures while relying on the materiality of surface to challenge the limits of human observation.

Perception and light are integral in the unveiling of the image. While at first appearing as solid black, the physical distance of the viewer in relationship to the drawing reveals the composition. Similar to my large-scale installation projects, it is this participation and willingness to look harder that completes the work.”

-Jenene Nagy