Eve Aschheim: Falk Visiting Artist

  • Sep 21, 2008 – Dec 14, 2008
Eve Aschheim, “Floe”, 2008, oil and graphite on canvasboard, 14 x 11
in. Courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Arts, New York.

Eve Aschheim's abstract paintings and drawings contain highly nuanced spatial relationships composed with a restrained palette and the artist's own enigmatic system of mark-making. Her exhibition at the Weatherspoon features work from 2005 to 2008, including a recent series of small canvases that diverge from her signature style of staccato lines to incorporate large blocks of color.

Aschheim is well known for her drawings on Mylar made through a rigorous process of building up layers of gesso, black gesso, ink, and graphite to create subtle, intimate compositions of color and line. In works such as You Are Like Ice Cream (2006), there is a sense that some complicated structure is either in the process of gracefully exploding or of slipping away into nothingness. Her new oil on canvas paintings similarly convey kinetic forces in action, and allow us to delight in exploring delicate shifts in line, weight and color that activate static surfaces.

Aschheim visits the UNCG campus October 1-3 as part of the Falk Visiting Artist series, a collaborative program produced by the Weatherspoon Art Museum and UNCG's Art Department.

Eve Aschheim (born 1958, New York, NY) received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from the University of California, Davis. Since 1983, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and it is included in many private and public collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Aschheim is Senior Lecturer in the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University.

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