Corners Series, 2008

The concept of these drawings germinates once again in minimalism, the non-objective, and self-referentiality.

Self-referentiality was and is, for me, a mainstay in an artist’s orientation in approaching any work at all. Configuring it is a means to appreciate the process as it goes forth and increase the artist’s mindfulness of the direction of the process.

Each drawing is colored pencil on black gouache. Each measures 30 inches in height by 44 inches in width.

Corners, blue, gray, brown
Corners gray, purple, orange, green
Corners green, purple, brown
Corners slate blue and gray

Prepositional Drawings, 2008

These drawings are all white marker on black gouache on white rag paper. They measure 30 inches in height by 44.5 inches in width.

Even though Open and Closed are included in this series, the titles evoke a spare direction that is nearly prepositional.

True to form, this series deals with the minimalism and directness inherent in my “training” as an artist. I had to learn to see before I could really SEE.

Across
Closed
Down
In
Open
Out
Up

Video of Wall Drawing Installation, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, 2008

Staying Connected: A Drawing Improvisation from Lyn Horton on Vimeo.

Wall Installation, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, 2008

The title of this show was “Staying Connected.” It was dedicated to Sol LeWitt, who passed away on April 8, 2007.

 

Wall Drawing- Smith, view from entrance to gallery) 08-9
View from Gallery entrance

Wall Drawing -Smith (left wall) 08-9
View of left-hand wall

Wall Drawing- Smith (end wall) 08-9
View of end wall

Wall Drawing-Smith (right wall) 08-9
View of right-hand wall

Wall Drawing- Smith ( detail mid left corner) 08-9
Detail where left-hand wall meets the end wall