(From: Beacon Arts)
Densities: Line Becoming Shape, Shape Becoming Object brings together six established and mid-career artists who work in various media and in different styles but with a shared sensibility. That sensibility favors visual complexity driven by a profusion of active linear forms. The artworks themselves can be called abstract, but still brim with references to the observed world. All the artists live or have worked in Southern California, but their aesthetic is as reminiscent of work associated with Northern California (such as that of William T. Wiley and other Funk artists), New York (think Jackson Pollock, for example), or Europe (the elaborate painted images of CoBrA artists such as Pierre Alechinsky and Asger Jorn come to mind, as do Surrealist automatists such as Joan Miro and Andre Masson). In fact, this approach can be found in "high" and "folk" art alike the world over, and half the artists in Densities come originally from the Eastern Hemisphere. The artists work in oil and acrylic, wood and ink, collage and photo media.
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