October 29, 2011
An Image from Sharon Horvath on view now at Lori Bookstein Fine Art
10/20/2011 I attended the reception for LOVELIFE, the exhibition of new works by Sharon Horvath at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in Chelsea on Thursday night. New York was running at perfect pitch with just-after-sunset light over the High Line backdropping for the streets below the park which were just lighting up for the evening. We arrived to a growing crowd and Sharon’s works on paper mounted on canvas and panel.
I’m a fan of Sharon’s work which is a great way to come to an exhibition – hopeful and curious. She doesn’t disappoint with these new images. For everyone who loves paper and paper-happy materials this is a sensual delight. The images originate from drawing, a seemingly endless practice for this artist. The lines speculate, define, travel, become tender and joyful, dark and stubborn, mark territory and space, and map the artist’s experience. One feels access to a sort of secret code that allows us to feel less separate; both witness and participant in a legacy that is necessarily executed with paint, on paper and canvas, in studios, and most fortunately by Sharon.