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Abstract landscape drawing of resonance rings landscape. Reverberation, consequence, dissipation. Unseen forces, and abstraction of an abstraction. "Resonance Disaster Landscape" is featured in the Manifist Gallery International Drawing Annual 12. Mary Wagner, "Resonance Disaster Landscape", 2015, Pitt Artist Pens, Micron Pigma pens, ballpoint pens, Zig memory system pens, graphite pencil, color pencil, pin holes in paper from my drawing gears held in place while drawing. The paper does have some dents and minor imperfections due to the nature of my drawing style and how worked the surface of the paper is with drawing implements. My process is certainly not pristine. To execute this drawing it was lying on the floor, I crawled around on it to draw the large figures. Drawn on Borden & Riley Drawing/Sketch 90 lb acid-free paper. I make machines to make my drawings. Gears moving inside gears guide my hand to draw fluid curving 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 f-ing 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.
Drawing:Graphite on Paper
Size:100 W x 56 H x 0.1 D in
Packaging:Ships Rolled in a Tube
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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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