Gray Contemporary presents Linne Urbye: Double Lines opening reception
Linne Urbye’s Double Lines, her first solo exhibition with the gallery, showcases a selection of small geometric paintings on canvas. Her work method is a relatively intuitive and open-ended process based on studio practice. Urbye works on several works at once, allowing for the paintings to inform each other. Through this dialogue, mistakes become a principle aspect of the process in which she works through each painting, therefore being open for unpremeditated possibilities.
The process is extremely evident in these works, as the non-concrete/abstract forms are worked and reworked, applying one layer upon another. As each shape or line is imperfectly removed, a history of the layers remain compressed on its surface. This is a way of laying bare the material’s double function as both veil and window. Compositional and formal elements in her paintings are informed by earlier works, patterns, geometry, handwriting, and mark-making in general.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 26.