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Show dates: 0606 through 07182009
LIMN gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings, and paintings and assemblages by Bay area artist, Debra Greene. From the beginning of her career, Greene has been interested in materials and their relevance. As a sculptor and installation artist she explored the chain reaction effect between space and objects.
Greene defines herself as an artist using paint and not as a painter. Starting with the simplest representation - a mark out of a tube she uses a ruler and graph paper to build relationships, charts and systems, which she then removes, isolating the results. With different paint for different reactions, she proceeds as though conducting an investigation, to see how far she can push the medium. Numbers become an attribute to a blob of paint, like an ID number to a photograph. The repetitive process is subverted to allow for different outcomes. One piece informs another as she moves from more to less, accident to control, rigid to organic. Greene will turn the piece over, layer it, or change the paint color. In her newest series, Greene has painstakingly lifted the blobs of paint off the acetate and has built a specimen catalog with hundreds of these blobs pined down to the backdrop, suspended in mid air. Using the same presentation, Greene cut the inside of mailing envelopes using the various patterns to her advantage.Greenes drawings are always about passage of time. Using her daily morning coffee, she repeats the same mark over and over, keeping a visual record of time.
Greene received her MFA from the California College of Art and Craft in 1997. This is her second solo show with LIMN Gallery.