Panel Discussion: Material Drawing Artists, Audrey Goldstein, Michelle Samour, Julia Shepley, Debra Weisberg
April 26, 2009
The drawing for these 4 artists begins with the material: Weisberg's tearing of tape; Goldstein's rubbing of oil stick; Shepley's piercing and stitching; Samour's handmade colored vellum. Layering repeated forms, these 4 artists use a single structure in repetition to create the drawing. The physical manipulation of material can be a passage into illusion, both literally as in the case of Julia Shepley's layered Lexan and glass drawing, and illusionistically as in the atmospheric layering in the work of Audrey Goldstein. The handling of material, in these constructed drawings, reveals layers of thought and engages the viewer directly and viscerally with the drawing process.