drawings - May 17 until August 16, 2008
To speak or write about Linda Karshan’s drawings can only mean describing the process of their formation. But not as a process of forming something that ends up as a drawing. It means describing the drawing itself as the process of its own formation.
Even before she enters her studio Karshan begins to count, in repetitive and rhythmical sequences of varying lengths, it might be 2, 4, 8 or 16 numerical units. Or even one. The rhythm continues in the studio, marched out loud, and takes over the movements of the legs, the arms, the whole body. This rhythm with its energy is, like the artist herself, a subject of the drawing. It is powered by its own strength. Linda Karshan follows it with the pulses of her drawing, with her „marks“. Within a drawing the rhythm can speed up and slow down, can span longer or shorter periods. (Matthias Bärmann)
The subject of our third soloshow with the London based American artist Linda Karshan
is a group of large format (152 x 110cm or 152 x 121cm) drawings, which were drawn by the artist in 1995 in London.
We are pleased to announce that works of Linda Karshan will be part of the III. Biennale der Zeichnung at Kunstverein Eislingen (31.05. - 13.07.2008)
as well as the show Zeichnung als Prozess at the Museum Folkwang Essen (25.6. - 31.8.2008).