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Audrey Stone, NB. 71

Audrey Stone NB. 71, 2012

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Audrey Stone, NB. 71
  • Offered by the gallery

    Londres - United Kingdom

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Drawing : ink, graphite, thread

  • Themes

    Abstract, Geometric

  • Support

    Drawing on paper

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    17 x 14 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Thread, ink and graphite on paper. Unframed.

    In 2007, Audrey Stone began a series of work using a combination of thread, ink and graphite within a grid format to explore what defines a line. At first glance, the lines appear identical with little or no variation from each other. Upon closer inspection it becomes clear that some lines are sewn into the page and others are drawn in ink or graphite. Combining the two materials to create similar effects of line was a way to also think about two separate but overlapping languages; craft and fine art.

    The thread line has dimension and a sculptural element to it, casting shadows and revealing space between it and the paper while the drawn line, depending on the material used, ink or pencil, appears to either rest on top of the paper surface or to sink into it. Studying, inspecting and comparing the lines becomes almost inevitable as the drawn line can be seen as a representation of the 3 dimensional thread line and visa-versa.

    As the work progressed (as is the case in the above work) a breakdown within the grids occurred as Stone strayed from the use of constant parallel lines of earlier drawings and began using angles and at times more random patterns.

    The flow of information and line within each drawing may expand, contract, repeat or multiply depending on the system involved in the particular work. The systems are not perfect, there are hits and misses of intent along the way as well as a desire to let the imperfect unions of line remain. While making these works, the artist's eye/hand coordination is challenged: how straight can a drawn line be? Will the pen or pencil make contact with the plum line of the thread?

    The drawn line reveals the natural instability of the hand, a human element, something Stone has always aimed to maintain in her work.

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Audrey Stone

Born in: 1964 United States
Audrey Stone was born in New York in 1964 and is an American abstract artist. She lives and works in Brooklyn. She studied at the College of Art and Design in Nova Scotia and obtained a bachelors in arts from the Pratt institute in Brooklyn and a masters in visual arts from the Hunter College in New York.

Audrey Stone is a protean artist, she expresses herself through various activities such as installations, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media. Her work explores colors, lines, materialism on various mediums and surfaces. She uses a careful process on a blank canvas: she applies various layers and includes composite elements, such as handwoven threads. The sewn lines turn into sculptures. Audrey Stone is inspired by the hidden meanings of her materials: for example, thread can be decorative but also used to repair, it's integral but also ornamental, on the other hand the combination of colors can trigger archetypal reactions but also make room for personal reflections. Audrey Stone focuses on patterns, craftsmanship, guided by precision and tradition while creating contemporary abstract images.

The artist explains her artistic approach: "I began combining threads with drawings in 2007 ... it has several purposes; From a practical point of view, it accelerates my creative process, and from a visual point of view, it's like a game with the spectator who tries to find out which lines were drawn in ink or graphite and which were sewn (...). According to me, using thread is also symbolic. I like the way thread is related to women and domestic stories. Threads can repair, hold things together. It can also tie and be tangled up".

Audrey Stone's work has been part of individual and collective exhibitions since 1987. She has exhibited all around the United States, but also in Austria, Great Britain, Japan, France, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Her creations are also part of several private and institutional collections, these include Fidelity Investments and the Amateras Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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