July 3 - 28, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday July 13, 5 - 8 pm
Joseph Shetler approaches post-minimalism as a practice of simplicity, in art and in life. Shetler was born in Goshen, Indiana, raised in a Mennonite family. His work in this juried guest show reflects a sense of consistency and order. In earlier work he relied on the grid as a compositional principle. Now he allows it to lead into simple patterns and progressions, creating a logical drawing that can be read. The two series in this show consist of the most traditional forms of mark-making: silverpoint and graphite. They are varied and textured to disrupt what he calls the habitual line.
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Washington, DC 20001
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