PAULA CAHILL

Is it possible to pinpoint when straight and curved lines were invented? The contours of ancient rock paintings give us organic lines and line is evident in the motifs of early Greek vessels and Egyptian Funerary art. Renaissance artists were lauded for their invention of perspective, a system contrived of straight lines that extend to infinity. Modernists isolated and formalized gestural line as subject. I strive to extend this conversation by painstakingly mixing and repeatedly laying down up to 100 gradients of color in my attempts to contemporize line.

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Sacred Geometry - You're Invited

Please join us for the closing reception and artist talks for “Sacred Geometry” by Phyllis Gorsen and me at Hot Bed with custom horticultural designs by Bryan Hoffman on April 6, 2019 from 6-9 pm. Our new, 2019 paintings are featured in this exhibition along with Bryan’s designs. The exhibit is curated by Bryan Hoffman and James Oliver Gallery. James Oliver Gallery will also host the closing reception for “Reconstruct” with works by Mike Tanis and Benjamin Weaver that evening. Hot Bed and James Oliver Gallery are located at 723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. You can learn more here, view opening hours, or schedule a private visit.

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