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"THE CURIOUS LINE: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER BY ETHEL LEBENKOFF AND KAREN SULLIVAN"
2000-01-28 until 2000-03-11
First Street Gallery
Eureka, CA, USA United States of America

An exhibition titled The Curious Line featuring the paintings and drawings of Karen Sullivan and Ethel Lebenkoff will be featured at Humboldt State University First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka, CA. The exhibit will open January 28 and continue through March 11, 2000. Recent work by both artists will be exhibited.

Lebenkoff and Sullivan both have a strong emphasis on line in their painted and drawn subjects, which imparts a sense of intimacy and immediacy to their art. The two artists both approach their subjects through the invention of forms, atmosphere and environment uncommon to everyday experience. Within their paintings, their subjects are governed by the logic of invention and intuition.

Karen Sullivan lives in Eureka, California and has shown her work locally and in galleries throughout the west. She has a strong narrative approach to her paintings into which she has incorporated a vocabulary of personal symbols. As a result the viewer is afforded the opportunity to learn a new language of the artists invention. Her freely rendered objects and figures have penetrating and emotional imagery. She explains, Diving deep into the inner self, I draw upon personal symbolism, figurative imagery and metaphysical content. It is my hope to move viewers beyond their rational selves into their more mystical, spiritual source. Ethel Lebenkoff recently returned to her native New York after finishing her M.F.A. at Mills College in Oakland. She now paints full time in her Manhattan studio. Lebenkoff says that she works from her unconscious, allowing her intuition to shape her paintings. Her subjects are those which surround her in her everyday experience. She depicts objects, especially consumer objects, which are widely familiar, highly simplified and isolated in space. Working on a large scale, she transforms the mundane into the monumental, and the familiar into something unique. Of her work, First Street Gallery Director, Jack Bentley states, Her paintings are monumental yet simple evocations of the sheer absurdity of how these objects can infiltrate and dominate our consciousness.

Both artists rely on the interaction between the viewer and the painting in which the viewer incorporates their own subjective perspective onto the paintings stripped down imagery. Lebenkoff and Sullivan each reveal greater depth and offering a sense of simplicity simultaneously.

The Curious Line will run from January 28 through March 11, 2000. There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, February 5 from 6-9 p.m. during Arts Alive. Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street in Eureka, California.


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