A Fine Line + selected works
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6-8pm
Runs through Saturday, November 26, 2016
Georgia Scherman Projects is pleased to announce her third solo show with conceptual artist Spring Hurlbut. The exhibition is comprised of Hurlbut’s newest series A Fine Line as well as a selection of prime pieces from her overall career.
In her newest series A Fine Line, Hurlbut continues to make her compositions by working directly with cremated ashes on a dark background. These new compositions make subtle reference to Agnes Martin’s iconic 1975 screen prints of horizontal graphs. With mathematical precision, each line is placed horizontally and equidistantly, one above the other. Selectively disrupting certain of these lines Hurlbut causes them to dissolve into intermittent ash spillages outside of their linear boundaries.
Born in Toronto in 1952, Spring Hurlbut studied at the Ontario College of Art (now the Ontario College of Art & Design) and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Since her installation, A Wall on Location, at P.S.1. Long Island City, New York in 1981, Hurlbut has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work has been met with wide critical acclaim. Venues include: The Power Plant, Toronto; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, USA; Creative Time Inc./The Municipal Art Society, New York, USA; and MOCA, Cleveland, USA and most recently The New Orleans Museum of Art, USA. Her work is represented in the collections of numerous institutions including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, USA; the National Gallery of Canada; the Art Gallery of Ontario; and, the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal.