16 May - 27 June 2009
Ed Pien: Treacherous Lines
ABOUT THE SHOW
Ed Pien’s second solo exhibition at Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain entitled Treacherous Lines, consists of a new body of work that includes paper cuts, drawings and an installation of a rope-grid corridor created through a network of tied knots.
By means of the brutality and beauty of line, Pien continues to explore themes of transformation, the monstrous other, and what Lee Henderson has termed, “the poetry of unreason,” across all three media. No aspect can be taken for granted: each work builds upon the other, weaving a rich and complex experience.
In Corridor space is manipulated while lines, in the form of ropes are intertwined and knotted to create complex relationships. This new work alludes to a sense of the body and other organic systems and plays off Pien’s drawings. The drawings shown in the Treacherous Lines exhibition continue the artist’s exploration and celebration of the other, the grotesque and other-worldly, while maintaining a distinctive investigation of mark making in a confident and unhindered drawing process. Pien’s paper-cuts continue to grow in complexity and emanate energetic wonder and mystery. They have a unique conversation with both the knot-works and the drawings.
WORKS FOR SALE
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Inventory of other works available by Ed Pien
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