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Black Hole Drawing

Mary Wagner

United States

Drawing, Ink on Paper

Size: 18 W x 18 H x 0.1 D in

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Black hole, space, time abstraction. Modern, minimal drawing in black pigment ink. A series of fractal-like line patterns following a curved path. Pin holes in the paper show the arc of the curve. Drawn by hand with a little help from my custom made drawing wheels. "Black Hole", 18 x 18 inches, black pigment ink on Fabriano Artistico 100% cotton paper. I make machines to make my drawings. Gears moving inside gears guide my pen to draw fluid lines. Individual curves are deceptively simple. The drawings warm and complicate through repetition. Patterns pile on top of each other becoming value and texture... dimension and movement. Math pervades my work. It is omnipresent... though also totally beside the point. Equations could perform a similar task as my gears... and describe similar forms on a Euclidean plane. But lets face it, we’re here in the physical world. And my pet name for my art “Parametric Drawing” only makes sense to a fraction of those who have a degree in mathematics. At the very least I’d like you, the viewer, to enjoy a sense of optical pleasure. However, you are also welcome to follow me into the contemplation of physics, hallucination, space-time, trance, homogeny vs. anomaly, fuzzy logic, rotation, and mesmerism.

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Drawing:Ink on Paper

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Size:18 W x 18 H x 0.1 D in

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Going round-and-round is the central principle and action of Mary Wagner’s drawing practice. At the core, these drawings are simple, curvilinear paths arching about some absent center like an interstellar object flirting about a gravity well. The rigorous lines warm and complicate through repetition. Patterns pile on top of each other. The slim edge takes on form and depth, like cotton candy wisps or subatomic particles, cohering into something a bit more solid. Value and texture suggest dimension and movement. These things coax and combine into a sort of non-subject; or a subjective subject matter, inviting the viewer to project themselves. They are exercises in minimal purity, or expressions of chaos and order. They are complicated networks or psychedelic dreamscapes. Wagner was born and raised in rural Wisconsin. She lives and draws in Chicago. Her artwork is in private collections around the world.

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