Linn Meyers - Embracing the Unplanned Imperfect


PRESS RELEASE: Linn Meyers - Embracing the Unplanned Imperfect, Jan 13 - Feb 19, 2005

Linn Meyers' recent body of works range from intimate notebook-size pieces to imposing human scale.  All the new works are on Mylar. The artist uses archival markers with extra fine, medium point or broad-tipped pens. Meyers draws only two things: lines and dots. Her colors are selected from an array of offerings produced by commercial marker companies.  They are not the typical artists' colors, rather they have names like Saliva Blue, Deep Salmon and Crimson Lake. Unlike Agnes Martin who used a pencil and ruler to make the horizontal lines in her paintings, Meyers makes her lines and dots unaided.  Inevitably her lines shift slightly.  Eventually miniscule aberrations produce undulating overall surfaces. In a certain number of the drawings the eye is fooled into reading an image of vast rippling waters, or folds of cloth.  Meyers accepts this degeneration of her original intentions.

Linn Meyers is a recipient of the prestigious Pollack-Krasner grant.  Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, Pfizer Corporation, Swiss Re, Sprint and Cooper Union, as well as numerous private collections.