Earlier works by Karshan, such as Open Form
(2005), share affinities with early works by
and to the work of painters such as
, in their use of exceptionally spare forms to suggest emotional, psychological, and aesthetic ideas. A few of Karshan’s works from the 1990s are also on view, including the diptych Untitled I and Untitled II (Nov. & Dec. 1997)
(1997), works with small
lines accumulating into dense clouds, which when contrasted with more recent works, show her evolution from a similarly dance-related movement. Karshan waltzes beautifully between restriction and freedom, creating
grids, rectangles, and circles full of grace and warm vivacity.