"Genius Loci of the Yangtze" (drawing series)
These contours developed after a week of silence and observational drawing on a boat ride up the Yangtze river. When I arrived at my destination apartment in Chongqing, I acquired paper and watercolors and started linking the forms together from my memory of the week. Moving slowly, I did not move my pencil unless I conjured a specific reference memory. The components of these shapes are not composed hierarchically. They come from the landscape of urban relocation, infrastruture, growth, and river industry that I soaked in as I floated.
I felt like I was from the future and wanted to warn everyone about the myth of the perfection of the US, about our plastic islands and diabetes and oil, about our wealth gap. I wanted to tell everyone drinking bubble tea in plastic cups that it isn't worth it.
RedLine’s 6th Annual Juried Exhibition
Curated and Juried by: Ivar Zeile
Opening Reception: August 10th 6-9PM
Alexandra Basford, Brenda Biondo, Sarah Bowling, Karen Breunig, Bug, Jessica Cannon, Niri Cath, Christian Cumber, Rodney Durso, Ross Everett, Mark Farrell, Jarvis Fosdick, Brian Fouhy, Lili Francuz, Camila Galofre, Lindsay Garcia, Monica Goldsmith, Jeremy Grant, Jay Hollick, Ronald Knepper, Cindy Konits, William Krieg, William Laemmel, Trevor Leach, Ryan Lewis, William Lewis, Joshua Littlefield, James Long, Max Maddox, Don Manderson, Cherish Marquez, Addie Kae Mingilton, John Morrison, Aaron Mulligan, David Namaksy, Selena Nawrocki, Catherine Nelson, Christy, Nelson, Duncan Parks, Caroline Peters, Victor Proulx, Jabari Reed-Diop, Paul Rodgers, Suzy Savoy, Heather Schulte, Elspeth Schulze, Stephen Shugart, Bill Sieber, Brady Smith, Alexander Stark, Emilie Trice, Austin Turley, Devin Urioste, Joshua Ware, Jen Watson