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  Reed Danziger
September 8 - October 13, 2013
 

Reed Danziger has always made works on paper—here with watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite—alongside her paintings. The new drawings continue the development of a greater abstraction in Danziger’s work, as well as the feeling of dynamic forces at play in rhythmic compositions. Overlapping forms in the work often reference the worlds of science and nature and are combined with purely abstract gestures. As the elements contort and converge, an energetic and frequently off-kilter composition emerges from their coalescence. Each work captures a moment within this transformational process. While there is great movement, energy, and tension of oppositional forces in her compositions, the abundant negative space serves to contain that momentum and isolate Danziger’s images as instants in time.
 
Reed Danziger has written the following on her new work:
 
I’m interested in the moment when shifts in a pattern occur, or new patterns begin to take form. Like clouds gathering into a storm, or shards and particles merging to form strata, or glaciers and ice shelves calving and morphing, these paintings are a study of the tension and beauty that results when the elements coalesce to take on a rhythm and pattern of their own. I allowed the language of marks, and the process of how the materials interact, to determine the development of each piece. By allowing the ink and watercolor washes to inform and dictate the compositions, the structure of each work follows an organic development. The build-up of marks with graphite and gouache represents numerous small events that relate, merge, fuse, repel and attract, simultaneously. Unlike oil painting, where I’m able to build up layers and manipulate the surface indefinitely, the fragility of the paper and indelibility of the ink and washes act as a more permanent cause and effect. The accumulation of marks reveal the “before and after” occurring at the same time.
 
 
Slow Drift, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
35 x 44 inches

Parallelism in Time, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
32 x 32 inches

Assessing the Distance, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
Diptych, each sheet 35 x 35 inches
 
A Bending Moment, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
34 x 34 1/2 inches

Broken Symmetry, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
38 x 35 1/2 inches

A Single Collapse, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
32 x 32 inches
 
Navigating the Pull, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
32 x 32 inches

The Increasing Lightness, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
34 x 33 inches

Black Ice, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
27 x 28 inches
 
A Closed System, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
27 x 27 inches

Transition A, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
18 x 18 inches

Transition B, 2013
Watercolor, gouache, ink and graphite on paper
18 x 18 inches
 
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