Timothy Linn's Painterly Geometrics exhibition first opened at Heskin Contemporary's satellite space on Prince Street in SOHO. Now we are hosting a reception at the gallery on 37th street on March 16th from 6-9 pm.
Painterly Geometrics consists of works on paper, on cardboard, on wood and canvas and other substrates made of varying surfaces and found materials.
Linn has collected these resources over decades from natural and urban environments. He has utilized some of these materials in previous works and often recycles them into new pieces. He selects particular objects, for their tactile and visual qualities, most of them, in one way or another, have an affinity with the limited geometries of primitive and ancient art.
In the essay, for Painterly Geometrics, Robert G. Edelman writes, "The overtly simple composition of his works on paper often conceals the sophistication of Linn's process. Both minimalist and formal, they are nonetheless deeply rooted in experiment and improvisation. In the large two sided gouaches on paper, Linn has fashioned the ultimate enigma; a work of art that requires a response - the realization that it cannot be fully experienced without our participation, as we interact with it, and the artist, in a visual dance."
Timothy Linn received his MFA and BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been included in numerous exhibitions in Europe and throughout the U.S. This is Linn's second solo exhibition at Heskin Contemporary.