Gloria Hernandez & Lorraine Kisly: Art + Design on view January 12 through April 19, 2020
Art + Design explores the drawings of Gloria Ortiz-Hernández, the ceramics of Lorraine Kisly, and the furniture designs that emerge from their collaborative vision.
Ortiz-Hernández works with a variety of materials including pencil, colored pencil and charcoal. Her drawings on paper in the exhibition and her steel sculptures all have clear references in the design work.
One reviewer noted that Ortiz-Hernández’s drawings — the source and inspiration for much of the work in this exhibition – are complex, multi-layered creations: “One looks at these drawings…but also into them, into their many layers, and into their history,” noted Gregory Volk, a contributing editor at Art in America. “Ultimately, while Ortiz-Hernández’s near-fanatical drawings are all about surfaces, they also have a great deal of depth, both literally and psychologically. . . . How Ortiz-Hernández achieves this look is through exquisite and fastidious control, but the effect on the viewer is liberating and open-ended.”
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