Martha Benzing, Postmark - Benzing/Torreano
13 Jun 1999 / 27 Mar 1999

Postmark: An Abstract Effect

In this exhibition a progression within abstract art becomes apparent. Working both toward and away from an earlier formalist tradition, the artists in this exhibition balance a conventional interest in materiality and form with their use of atypical mediums and techniques-at times creating work that in contrast to a discrete object, becomes dependent on the spaces surrounding it. Here, the possibilities of abstract art are extended: the importance of the eye in the art experience is superseded by a more visceral encounter with materials. The work performs a seduction that reminds us of the potential of color, form, space and texture.

Martha Benzing, Postmark - Benzing/Pierce