Linda Karshan - Intensity - Drawings and etchings

Gallery Werner Klein, Cologne
November 12 through December 10, 2016
We are proud to announce our fifth solo show of drawings and etchings by American draftswoman Linda Karshan. The exhibition will focus on drawings, that have been made from 1983 to 2016. We are showing for the first time in Europe a group of large scale etchings with drypoint printed at Burnet Edition NYC.
In 1994 Linda Karshan explored her working method. Counting in sequences (2,4,8…16) following her heartbeat and breathing she taps her foot. Continuing counting she begins to draw. At the end of each sequence she rotates the paper 90° counterclockwise and continues the process of drawing following her inner rhythm. Over the course of 30 years, she moved away from depiction, her drawings gradually became more geometric, but still her measure comes not from calculation but deep from within her body.
In April 2016 Linda Karshan made “Glint I-VII”, a group of seven etchings with drypoint at Burnet Edition in New York City. “Very few lines describe these large, spare, graceful figures. They give the impression of the archaic. When carving the lines into the grounded plate, my body demanded that each line be carved once, twice, thrice and a fourth stroke. Each line is both etching and drypoint.” (Linda Karshan)
Linda Karshan, born 1947 in Minneapolis (MN), lives and works in London and New York. Her works were shown in solo museum shows as IVAM, Valencia, Spain, and Sir John Soane's Museum, London, UK in 2002, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK, in 2003 and Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserlautern, Germany in 2013. Her drawings and etchings are held in public collections: The British Library, The British Museum, The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, UK and The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The Morgan Library and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Kupferstichkabinett Berlin and Dresden, Museum Folkwang Essen, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern and Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Munich in Germany.
Gallery Werner Klein
50677 Cologne  Volksgartenstr.10
Phone: +49 221/2585112
Fax: +49 221/2585114

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Friday 10-12, 14-18h
and Saturday 11-15h and by appointment

Image: untitled 1995, ink and pencil on paper, 152 x 121 cm

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
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