I like the idea of drawing round shadows. Must try it!
Finding work like Katina’s is what keeps me going at this.
“It began with a few drawings. I’d find a shadow and set the mylar underneath and draw what I saw. What I saw was a whole new world, utterly familiar, utterly unrecognizable. Ordinary objects cast shadows like space debris. How can a thing be both ‘what the hell?’ and ‘oh sure.’ I was taken. So I spent eight years developing techniques and tools. The drawings are on mylar because, on a transparency, light breathes through the drawing.”
“You need light to see your shadow, and Katina Huston uses several lights to cast shadows of everyday objects such as glasses, bicycles and horns. She suspends them from her studio ceiling, then traces their shadows on the floor in ink. Huston’s show at Chase Young Gallery is most enthralling when she is least literal, when her shadows smear and blurt…
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