McKenzie Fine Art presents “Linear Abstraction,” which examines of a few of the ways in which artists are using line in abstract imagery these days. Here’s an overview: Mark Dagley paints spherical webs of interlaced lines that reference information technologies and social networking sites. Gilbert Hsiao uses optically-charged, shaped canvases, vibrant color and repeating op-art patterns. Maureen McQuillan’s monochromatic networks of shadowy lines created with camera-less photography suggest both natural and virtual phenomena. Gelah Penn’s site-specific installation, “The Naked Kiss,” is a jumble of colored monofilaments and other tendril-like stuff that explores the complexities of movement, flow, expansion. Sort of like beach debris in winter without the weather-beating. Mary Temple repeats and overlaps elliptical shapes in a series of one million individual gestures. And finally, Gary Petersen’s elegantly painted parallel lines playfully flex, angle and curve as they define voids and create op-arty movement.
“Linear Abstraction,” McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY. Through February 7. Artists include Mark Dagley, Gilbert Hsiao, Maureen McQuillan, Gelah Penn, Gary Peterson, Mary Temple