Safe Harbor’s Ann Street Gallery presents Mark Makers. Opening reception is Saturday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Mark Makers is a group exhibition that examines the practice of drawing as an instinctive mode of creative expression. This exhibit brings together a distinctive selection of over forty-five drawings by nineteen artists, with explorations in graphite, pastel, watercolor, ink and mixed media, which investigates the medium of drawing through the use of various surfaces, compositions and scale.
Drawing has a long history, beginning around thirty thousand years ago with wall drawings of southern France’s Chauvet Cave and later the Paleolithic cave drawings of Lascaux. As an artistic medium, it remained popular throughout antiquity and reached exulted heights during the Renaissance. Today, drawing continues to prevail in contemporary art universities and artist studios, as a chief means of instruction and self-expression, by which the tradition of art is passed from generation to generation.
On view, visitors can see a display of works that brings together artists of all schools, who use drawing as their primary medium. The exposition showcases a plethora of practices and approaches to drawing, from the classical traditions to the more experimental styles. These works celebrate the possibilities of drawing using both traditional and non-traditional mark making methods, while addressing subjects as portraiture, narratives, figurative work, interiors, and abstractions, distinguished by the diverse quality of line. Whether the drawings feature virtuosity and esthetic refinement or are spontaneous and coarse, the artists’ varied practices have one object in common, to promote mark making as a constructive exploration of self-expression.
Featured Artists: Joan Belmar, Geraldo Castro, Jody Christian, Angela Cunningham, Brett Eberhardt, Marguerite French, Lauren Scavo-Fulk, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Jason John, Kirsten Kucer, David Lantow, Julie Lindell, Jo Manglia, Sarah Petruziello, Ethan Price, Beverly Ress, Patricia Schappler, Terri Vargas and Daniel Weiner.
For more information regarding, Mark Makers or the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, email@example.com or visit annstreetgallery.org.
The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through Saturday, July 27.