Linda Karshan
American, born 1947
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Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions
2016
Fierce Generosity: The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Memorial Exhibition,
Porch Gallery
2015
LINDA KARSHAN, SIGNS OF MEN | a conversation with Linda Karshan and Dr. Mark McDonald, Curator of Prints, Dept. of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday March 29th, 2015,
SILAS VON MORISSE gallery
2014
INAUGURAL EXHIBITION,
SILAS VON MORISSE gallery

Guided by what she calls her “inner choreography,” Linda Karshan makes spare, monochromatic, abstract prints and drawings that serve as direct reflections of the process of their making. Though she began her career producing expressive compositions, in 1994 she developed a performance-based method for making work, in which every mark is associated with her rhythmic and regulated breathing, her counter-clockwise turning of the paper, the motion of her entire body, and the musical way in which she counts off increments of time. Based on her studies of psychology and Plato’s theory that the universe is ordered numerically, Karshan’s method results in iterative images of intersecting lines, forming grids, geometric shapes and patterns, and, sometimes, ordered yet loosely scribbled marks repeating across the page.