FINE LINE: Diann Bauer, Francesco Igory Deiana, Micah Ganske, Langdon Graves, Evan Gruzis, Robert Lazzarani, Colette Murphy, Colette Robbins
April 5- March 26, 2012
Opening reception: April 5, 2012, 6 pm
Workshop is pleased to present FINE LINE a group exhibition curated by Leslie Rosa, featuring painting, drawing and sculpture by artists Diann Bauer, Francesco Igory Deiana, Micah Ganske, Langdon Graves, Evan Gruzis, Robert Lazzarini, Colette Murphy and Colette Robbins.
FINE LINE does double duty as a title. It not only refers to the meticulous technical skill of the featured artists, their clear and decisive lines—therefore a literal understanding of the words—but it also highlights a more profound connection amongst the works by way of its popular application: in English, “fine line” is a term one uses to express the nearly indiscernible difference between two competing or seemingly distant concepts such as madness and genius, love and hate. Taking as a starting point the notion of consensus reality—that reality is what the majority agrees seems to exist—this exhibition is interested in the fine line between the real and the unreal, between the reasonable and the absurd. And, it is precisely because these works are at the intersection of both the denotation and the connotation of the show’s title that they are able to confront our accepted order of thought and perception with such success. For it is through the artists’ immaculate craft, their flawless execution of reality, that the distortion of it strikes us with such force and provides us with the opportunity to critically inspect how our perception of that reality is constructed.