CHRISTINE BOURDETTE "BIRDS EYE VIEW RECENT DRAWINGS"

NEWSText: kazumi oiwa

In conjunction with the exhibition Riddles, Bunnyheads, and Asides at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University (September 7 – October 22, 2008), The Elizabeth Leach Gallery presents Birds Eye View, an exhibition of recent drawings by Christine Bourdette.

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While Bourdette is primarily known as a sculptor, drawing has always been an inherent part of her practice. Gesture and body language, which we interpret and misinterpret, have long been a driving force in Bourdette’s sculpture and
drawings. This selection of work explores the artist’s continued fascination with human beings, crowds, and the dynamics of social interaction, mostly as seen from overhead. Seen from above, these drawn congregations of anonymous figures appear either in random or linear patterns, as social texture and topography, or as individuals in expressive sequences of movement.

Christine Bourdette “Birds Eye View Recent Drawings
Date: October 2nd – November 1st, 2008
Open: 10:30 – 17:30 (Closed on Monday)
Place: Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Address: 417 N.W. 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
Tel: +1 503 224 0521
http://www.elizabethleach.com

Text: kazumi oiwa

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