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Meandering or meticulous, organic or linear, the majority of humankind's collective artwork was started with a line. Ponder how lines carried an artwork from inception to completion for this group of exhibiting artists at the Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery.

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When an artist begins to create, they often start with a line. A scratch, gesture, or stroke, sketched in graphite or outlined in color. In this collection, we can begin to trace how these larger forms were conceived by looking more closely and tracing their linework.
It is easy to see why Charles Livingston’s Infinite Drawing series epitomizes this exercise, but when looking closely it can be …

When an artist begins to create, they often start with a line. A scratch, gesture, or stroke, sketched in graphite or outlined in color. In this collection, we can begin to trace how these larger forms were conceived by looking more closely and tracing their linework.
It is easy to see why Charles Livingston’s Infinite Drawing series epitomizes this exercise, but when looking closely it can be the most challenging example. The selection of these four, made with pen on tracing paper between 2007 and 2010, stretch the thin black line to a farther potential. The first in this array is made up …