Carmi Weingrod – June 7th-30th, 2018

Carmi Weingrod Distressed Ingots, hand-embossing and ink on paper (detail)

Visceral

Carmi Weingrod
June 7-30, 2018
Opening: First Thursday, June 7th, 5:00ā€“8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon-5:00pm or by appointment

Statement

The drawings in this exhibit express my surprisingly strong attraction to a group of insignificant, unrelated things: crude metal scraps from a welding classroom and super-sized tables and benches near Stehekin in North Cascades National Park.

Using mixed-media materials and techniques, I let the shapes dictate the pattern and flow of my drawings. Hand-embossing each one over and over, I surrendered intention to the mesmerizing effects of repetition. Instinct overtook thought. As I mindlessly pressed and embossed, the repetitive patterns that emerged convey on paper both the simplicity of the shapes and the texture of metal and wood.