November 5 - December 2
Opening reception Thursday, November 5th, 5-8pm
Eve Aschheim describes herself and her work in this way,
"I am an abstract artist who is not interested in image... I
use geometry to 'think about' the intersection of nature and
cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of
the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance
of a wire line against a building, the zig-zag movement of
wind or water, or defiance of gravity."
Aschheim generally uses drawing and painting to approach related ideas from an opposite direction. In her paintings she focuses on an almost empirical investigation of pure form, while in her drawings she often approaches abstraction from representational modes.
In the past year she began to merge her painting and drawing practices, developing the ideas in the drawings into paintings. "This new exploration of color and paint planes," she noted, "is an exciting moment for me, on the edge of discovery."
Aschheim's work is included in many collections, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art. Aschheim is senior lecturer at Princeton University.
This exhibition is curated by Richard Whitten of the Rhode Island College art faculty. There will be an artist talk the night of the reception.