Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jacob El Hanani (Greg's Pick)

Jacob El Hanani's work at the newly reopened Steve Zevitas gallery (Boston) is a gorgeous and subtle display of small marks that create intricate and yet simple geometric images. The drawings are done mostly in pencil or ink on paper- in modest sizes. I could not get over how quiet it felt inside the exhibit- largely because of how close you had to get to the drawings in order to appreciate them. Craft is a beautiful thing.

El Hanani's work relates to these issues of time and material- both of which are played out in delicate ways as we get absorbed into the drawings as viewers. He's also part of a drawing show 'Drawn to Detail' at the DeCordova Museum.

See the group show here.

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