Ingólfur Arnarsson at The Drawing Center, New York
Levity in New York
From February 24 to March 31, 2007, The Drawing Center presents Levity: Selections Spring 2007, "an exhibition exploring lightness in both material and metaphoric terms featuring fourteen emerging artists selected from the Viewing Program. In these drawings, the term “levity” can imply a “light touch” through the use of lightweight or lightcolored materials as well as a sense of humor or irreverence. The practice of the artists in Levity ranges from imprinting simple observations of daily life to creating flights of fantasy and visually humorous scenarios. Some generate levity by manipulating the form of lightweight materials while others work with light as a material for drawing. Participating in the exhibition are Esteban Alvarez, Ingólfur Arnarsson, Norma-Jean Bothmer, Anne Daems, Ivana Franke, Bill Gerhard, Kate Joranson, Irene Kopelman, Jiha Moon, Mio Olsson, Michelle Oosterbaan, Lisa Perez, Eduardo Santiere, and Rachel Perry Welty. "
Of Ingólfur's contribution to the show, the press release reads: "Ingólfur Arnarsson (Reykjavík, Iceland) uses system and structure to create subtle pencil drawings that, depending on their presentation, range from emphatic spatial punctuation to near invisible inflection. For Levity, his minute pencil marks create understated texture on inconspicuous squares of paper adhered to the wall."
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