Saturday, February 07, 2009

linn meyers/here today

Linn Meyers, untitled (detail), 2009, wall drawing 10 x 44 feet

February 11 -March 13, 2009
Opening Reception: Wed. February 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Public talk with Linn Meyers and Richard Chartier
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2:00 pm

Second floor atrium, Art/Sociology Building


Two large-scale wall drawing installations created in situ by the artist.

Linn Meyers' wall drawings reflect a current trend occurring in her work in which the center of the image is filled with pulsating, curvilinear forms winding in a dramatic and moving pattern that reverberates out to the edges with fewer and more defined repeated lines. The front gallery is transformed by the construction of a forty-four foot long concave wall covered by Meyers' drawing, the artist's largest wall drawing to date. The exhibition also features a number of smaller drawings on mylar, and what Meyers refers to as "preparatory drawings" created as part of the process leading up to the wall drawings.

The back gallery space features a unique first collaborative project between Meyers and sound artist Richard Chartier, in an installation where optical and sonic patterns intersect. With another architectural transformation of the gallery space, two fifteen foot long by eight foot high walls meet in an enfolding chevron, creating both a sound chamber and a drawing surface.

Linn Meyers is the first participant in the artist-in-residence program at The Art Gallery. The program was launched as an opportunity to give artists a space in which to imagine new ways to work. The residency is followed by an exhibition of the realized project, which is documented through time- lapse video and accompanied by a color brochure.

The Art Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts; and by The Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund.

The Art Gallery, University of Maryland College Park | 1202 Art/Sociology Building | Second floor atrium | College Park | MD | 20742

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