Charmaine Ortiz: Drawings + Objects


Private Viewing + Artist's Talk: May 14, 2015 (view installation here)
Viewings by Appointment: May 18 - 29, 2015
Online Exhibition + Sale: May 22 - June 12, 2015

Press: The WAE @ Star News Online

I see the traditional, historical apparatus of drawing as being pencil on paper.... By maintaining the apparatus of drawing, I can exemplify a historical starting point. In departing from this point of reference, I am able to set up a critique of the drawing discipline (where drawing is, where it has been, and where it can go). In my work, I look to challenge what graphite on paper can look like using rearrangements of these historical materials. I also deconstruct the notion of the pencil further into raw material components (wood, graphite, and clay).  ---- Charmaine Ortiz

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