RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 26, 2012) – “Reduction,” an upcoming art exhibit at Cabrini College showcases how Christine Palnik uses chiaroscuro drawings of the human body to create a dramatic illumination to address the relationship between form and space.
“Reduction” runs from Feb. 16 through March 30 at the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery on the second floor of the Holy Spirit Library (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). A reception is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m., with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.
The exhibition contains 18 drawings in charcoal on rag paper. In creating the drawings, Palnik claims to “work in the reverse, coating the paper with charcoal and using an eraser to create the images.
The resulting effect may not necessarily read as part of the body. Rather, I am interested in the intensity achieved through the volume and scale of the drawing.”
Palnik has exhibited at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, the Pagus Gallery in Norristown, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the News Arts Program in Kutztown, the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, the Reading Public Museum, and the Lawrence Gallery at Rosemont College.
She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art/painting at Rosemont College.
Hours for the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-10 p.m. Admission is free.
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