Subtle Transitions Evident in Recent Works by Redwine and Spong
|BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSON|
From the Free-Times.
The gestural mark is an element that is equally important to both Anna Redwine and Laura Spong. Both artists use mark-making to record the internal as well as external act of seeing. Solo exhibitions of their work, Anna Redwine: Frauenau and Laura Spong: Renovations, were recently on view as part of an if ART production at Gallery 80808.
Redwine’s current work is spare, monochromatic and almost Zen-like in its economy of line and use of the negative to define the positive. Frauenau Paintings gives viewers insight into the development of the current body. Back in 2004, Redwine spent a week in Frauenau, Germany, at the international art workshop Bild-Werk where she worked with Czech painter Pavel Rouchka. The experience turned out to be pivotal in the development of her work.