Between Heaven and Earth part one
September 6 — October 19, 2013
Closer to the Bone accompanied an exhibit of drawings of the same name by Jonathan Soard, September 16 - October 16, 2010 at The Art Museum at State University of New York (SUNY), Potsdam. 30 works from 2008 to 2010 are in a full-color, soft cover, catalog. An artist's statement is also included with Director's Statement from April Vasher-Dean, and three essays by, respectively, Stephen Henderson, Jean Kane, and Daniel Maidman — authors and artists in their own right.
"I am most at peace while drawing. I’m in the moment, chewing up a shape in space. Drawing the figure – raw, vulnerable, naked, even flayed – is a conduit for understanding not only the form but also what lies beneath the surface. Gross anatomy, per se, isn’t my concern. Rather, there’s something sensual, nearly succulent, about discovering what is hidden. I see the live animal as I draw the carcass. I see the spirit as I draw the body. For me, creating art is not necessarily to portray or represent. It is, rather, a tactile and intellectual experience that leads to spiritual ingestion.
To draw is to devour."
Between Heaven and Earth part two
October 4, 2013 —January 4, 2014
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