In this exhibition, Patrick Duegaw enlists a childhood game, Five Lines, where random scribbles are drawn on a blank page to become the inventive jumping-off point. Part cloud-busting, part Rorschach test, this version of the game explores the power of drawing and intent, as interpreted through the epic poem The Twelve Labours of Hercules
The five lines, drawn on blank 'plates', are transformed into ink drawings, illuminated drawings, and a series of lithographs where the original five marks are printed in red ink, in order to emphasize the generative creative process. The result becomes The Trials of the Golden Rat, depicting mythical animal-human hybrids in tales of ignorance, manipulation and control, intolerance, hubris, greed; and, conversely, of justice and acceptance.
First Friday opening reception: Friday, November 6, 6-9PM.
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