Sunday, April 30, 2006

Vivian Massry Works on Paper & Installation: May 3-21

Vivian Massry
Typewriting-XXIV, Vivian Massry, 2006

"Remember Typewriters? Having had a digital overload Vivian Massry decided to go back to analog by creating a series of pattern drawings with the typewriter using the keys containing the letter “o” and the number “0”, giving her the sense of intimacy and immediacy that she missed so.

Having a love/hate relationship with the computer, Massry then went back again to digital to further explore the possibilities of this aesthetic, creating larger and more complex patterns, always within the constrain of using only Os to create these images.

After transferring these compositions onto paper using various printing methods, Massry was thrilled to give each image a life of its own while satisfying her obsession of coloring inside circles with mediums such as oil, ink, watercolor, gouache and pencil.

Vivian Massry was born 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She also earned a BFA and an AAS in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She currently lives and works in New York and New Jersey..."

Vivian Massry: O's Works on Paper & Installation
Exhibition: 3 to 21 May 2006

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