Gelah Penn: The Narrow Margin, The Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

 

 Gelah Penn: The Narrow Margin, The Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn

Gelah Penn, The Narrow Margin, 2007
Installation, studio view (detail), mixed mediums, dimensions variable 

January 15 — February 22, 2008

The Rowan University Gallery presents The Narrow Margin, a site-specific installation by Gelah Penn. Penn continues to explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space. As curator Elizabeth M. Grady has noted, “Gelah Penn’s shimmering installations of knotted monofilament are the very essence of drawing, loosened from its dependence on the wall.” The artist elaborates, “I use the lexicon of gestural abstraction to articulate expanses of mark-making in space. I mean to construct a kind of substantive ephemerality, an accretion of marks and their shadows delineating maelstroms of visual noise; a luminous sea in suspended animation, with allusions to microscopic activity, arterial systems, knots, dust, and weather.

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