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The Rest is Silence: Drawings by Barbara Hennig-Loomis
March 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
“The Rest is Silence” offers drawings that address the interstices between figure and ground, mark and space. Just as melody doesn’t exist without intervals between notes, so drawing relies on where a mark isn’t. I am interested in how narrative is translated in the time between leaving the storyteller and arriving at its audience: when the mark has been made, it must find its own way. The majority of the work is rendered in silverpoint, which is executed by pulling a metal stylus across a prepared surface, leaving a luminous line. The medium lends itself to an almost forensic study of detail and the drawings change when exposed to the environment, becoming darker and more luminous. That takes time; it is not to be hurried, and even then it will only raise its voice to a whisper to make its point.