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threaded colors // drawing lines

threaded colors // drawing lines

threaded colors // drawing lines

threaded colors // drawing lines

Fri, Nov 15 - Tue, Dec 31, 2013
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • 707 Penn Gallery
  • Free and open to the public

by Nicole Czapinski

Wooden frames are constructed and enclosed with sheer fabric creating semi-transparent, two-sided screens. Varicolored thread is woven in between the two fabric panels, in which I create three-dimensional shapes and polygons that appear to float in space. It’s basically a three-dimensional drawing. The area between the two pieces of stretched fabric creates a space where I “draw” sculptural forms, shapes that are suspended and easily manipulated. From there the frames are backlit. Through structured string and sheer fabric, the negative space within the frame becomes palpable. The work investigates perception and is an exploration of sculpture, painting, & drawing.

framed shapes floating
in light
misted smoke in milky space
suspended.
a list of colors
explode
fragments frozen
threaded colors thawing
drawing lines.

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