511 Gallery, 252 Seventh Avenue Suite 12-J, New York, NY
December 5, 2012 - January 31, 2013. Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 6PM
Made over sixty years after Crawford's Precisionist painting, print and book artist Robert Kirschbaum's Squaring the Mount (1997-98, line etching and softground) resolves a similar challenge of how to transform a volumetric physical space - the irregular quadrilateral plan of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem - into an architectural abstraction, a line drawing that can carry both the meaning of the real sacred space that exists off the paper and the geometric creation of space that fuses the shape of the squaring of the Mount with the shape of the rectangular paper on which it is "squared." Like Crawford's Mast, Kirschbaum's Mount uses the paper as more than mere "support." It is a complicitous agent in the creation of the image and its meaning beyond itself.
The artists whose work is included in Works on (with) Paper are: Allen Blagden; Ralston Crawford; Robert Kirschbaum; Leslie Lerner; Caitlin Masley; Joanna McClure; Jennifer Odem; Lesley Punton; Ross Racine; Susanne Ramsenthaler; Mary Reilly; Larry Rivers; Alex Schuchard; and Viviane Silvera.
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