Thursday, February 08, 2007


Aschheim, the artist for the front cover of my SECRET PUNCTUATIONS book, who just opened a new exhibition in New York City! If you take a look at her drawing below, I think you'll see a "visual poetry ars poetica" -- how distillation results in minimalism that generates maximalist resonance (see my boldfaced section of an excerpt of press release below):

Here's Eve's Gallery Press Release -- why don't you New Yorkers check out her exhibit:


Eve Aschheim: New Drawings 2005-2006

February 1 – March 9, 2007

From February 1st through March 9th, 2007, Lori Bookstein Fine Art will present new work by Eve Aschheim. Using both sides of the semi-transparent support—all works are gesso, black gesso, ink and graphite on Duralene Mylar—the artist continues to draw on and expand her vocabulary of minimalist mark making. This is Aschheim's first solo show at Lori Bookstein Fine Art.

With the simplest of tools, and a severely restricted palette (pure whites and blacks, blues, and grays of varying opacity are her staple, with cameos by bright red) Aschheim creates delicate, penetrating worlds. Overlaid structures of dashes and lines converge and disperse on the paper, at times leaving large swaths of Mylar barren. Such spaces are in turn activated by the rhythm of her marks, which passes easily from harmonious order to subtle antagonism. In his review of the 2005 group show In Black and White for The New York Observer, Mario Naves describes Aschheim as having "an unprepossessing knack for reconciling opposing images, gestures and inclinations without diminishing their independence or their momentum—the pictures court chaos even as they remain wedded to structure."

Eve Aschheim was born in New York City and studied art at the University of California, Berkeley (BA, 1984) and the University of California, Davis (MFA, 1987). Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. Selected solo exhibitions include Lori Bookstein Fine Art; University Gallery at the Fine Arts Center; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Galerie Rainer Borgemeister, Berlin; and Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Lund, Sweden. Aschheim has received fellowships from the Elizabeth Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award. Her work belongs to numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Kunstmuseum, Bonn; the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, and the New York Historical Society. In 2003 Aschheim was appointed Director of the Visual Arts Program at Princeton University.
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