Whirling Dervish will be on exhibit at ArtFutura: Art in Motion, May 31 – June 6, 2013.
The art community and philanthropy community of Chicago come together to support the cause of Art Therapy. James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, selects exhibition participants. Proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Art Therapy program. Visit http://www.ric.org/artfutura.
Two other drawings are in the show. Go buy some art and support the worthy cause of Art Therapy!
Gallery Opening Celebration: May 30, 2013 (tickets http://www.ric.org/artfutura)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Champagne Preview – 6:00 – 9:00 pm Opening Party
Exhibition: May 31 – June 6, 2013
Ryan Family Atrium, Northwestern University Lurie Center
303 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Mary Wagner, “Whirling Dervish”, black & green ballpoint pen on bristol board, 22 x 32 inches.
Someone asked me the other day, “How different can the same drawing be?” Here are two drawings that use the same paper, pens, drawing wheel patterns. Skipping pen ink, my inattentiveness, or perhaps not enough coffee, resulted in the drawing on the right.
Mary Wagner, red and black ink on bristol board, 14×17 inches.
25 recent drawings ranging from 6 to 8 inch on 9×12 or 11×14 bristol board. Some of these study drawings will become larger 16-30 inch drawings. It’s difficult for me to decide which.
If you click on one of the thumbnails a slide show will appear with bigger images.
Green and black ink starburst, corona effect.
Blue flower parametric drawing.
Red flower drawing. Experimenting with color on identical hypotrochoid patterns is an obsession.
One of my favorite parametric drawings.
Hypotrochoid drawing in blue ink.
Two overlapping spiral patterns.
Triangle parametric drawing. Three points, three sides.
Identical spiral patterns overlap. One black one purple.
Denim flower drawing. Alternating black ballpoint pen ink and blue create the optical illusion of a different color.
Green ink and black ink. One of my favorite drawings, so light, soft and lovely.
Experiment with neon orange and black overlapping patterns.
Two identical patterns, in different colors, overlap to form a 6 point star.
Black and blue overlapping swirls.
Alternating green ink and black ink.
Spiral, swirl, nautilus ink drawing.
An orange and black 9 point star hypotrochoid.
Yellow haze created with a yellow ink and a black in epitrochoid.
Alternating red and black ink lines. Drawing takes on a burgundy coloring.
Yellow ink and black ink sunburst looking hypotrochoid drawing.
Pink Poppy or Morning Glory flower drawing.
Pink haze. The tightly spaced lines create a glowing effect like an optical illusion.
Flower drawing of 8 point hypotrochoid. Black and blue ink.
8 point hypotrochoid flower drawing. Red spirals and black spirals.
Green ink hypotrochoid drawing. Complex network of overlapping lines.