Thursday, February 12, 2009

FOCUS: Jeff Elrod @ Fort-Worth Modern

Visit the The Modern Art Museum of Fort-Worth for "FOCUS: Jeff Elrod" presenting the artist’s first solo exhibition in an American museum. Exhibition runs February 15-March 29, 2009.

To create his large, abstract canvases, Jeff Elrod explores the intersections between drawing and painting, words and pictures, organic and geometric form, and digitally generated and freely drawn imagery. The artist begins his process with what he refers to as “frictionless drawings” made with a computer mouse and a simple computer graphics program. The detached, graphic quality and compressed, shallow space of his initial sketches are inherent to the digital age of drawing. Yet, through Elrod’s creative process—the action of transferring the drawings onto canvas by hand—space and imagery take on a hybrid quality in which flatness and depth coexist.

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For more information and additional available work by Jeff Elrod, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

(pictured above, Jeff Elrod, Pieces of Sky, 2006, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 80 x 62 inches)