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The Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery’s next exhibition, “Linear/Circular,” featuring the art of Robert Agne, Linda Emmerman, and Dave Ford, opens on Nov. 19. An artists’ reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Nov. 23 from 3-5 p.m. at the Gallery. The Gallery is located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
“Linear/Circular” features three artists whose intentions and techniques are quite dissimilar, but whose works find a commonality in the use of straight and circular patterns of line.
Robert Agne’s painting on board builds a logical, mathematical approach to the urban landscape. He grasps the essence of anonymity of city life. He creates personal map-like documents of impressive scale filled with luminous structural networks.
Linda Emmerman uses the indelibleness of india ink on paper with untraditional drawing tools such as string, screws and paper clips. She employs layering, multiplicity, varied repetitions and concentric designs to finally resemble complex structures in nature.
Dave Ford creates Truck Drawings on large-scale paper. He drives a 12-foot truck with 100 graphite-tipped water “bottle pendulums dancing above the paper-lined” truck bed.The burst patterns flow with the rhythm of travel. He also uses imaginative line and mixed media to create unique smaller artwork.
The exhibition was curated by Chie Curley and Barbara Goldsmith and will be on display through Dec. 30. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.