From our review of Eve Aschheim's just closed show at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery:
New York painter Eve Aschheim has said that she uses geometry in her abstractions "to 'think about' the intersection of nature and cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance of a wire line against a building."Read the rest here.
Aschheim's drawings and paintings on view at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery are filled with dashed lines and hard edges that look cut up and scattered about and at the same time recall the taped lines of a house painting job. Her drawings in blue, black, and violet gesso, and ink and pencil on frosty mylar, have lots of visible erasing and rubbing out, as if revealing her rethinking and redrawing as she looks for the right balance.
Eve Aschheim, Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, Nov. 5 to Dec. 2, 2009.
Pictured from top to bottom: Eve Aschheim, "Convergence" and "Floe," both 2008 and oil and graphite on canvasboard.