Art Access; through July 16.
All four of the artists in this show
might be categorized as both "minimalist" and "abstract" but neither term
completely does these artists justice.
In Dan Walsh's etching on
paper "Folio B IV," there are three rows of parallel lines and each row is
segregated into red and blue groupings. If Walsh's objective here is to
concentrate on form and repetition without reference to a particular subject,
then why does this print come off looking to me like some ethereal hammer
dulcimer? Maybe this interpretation has something in the painstaking
precision evident in the composition.
In Mark Sheinkman's,
"4.1.2003," where the illusion of space is achieved by abrasion on a surface of
black aquatint, an equally obsessive precision is on display. This
particular work stimulates my imagination to the Nth
degree. Here he creates a seemingly 3-D field of multiple, varied-width
lines--perpendicular to one another Ã¢â'¬â �� stretching off into infinity.
In contrast to this stark work,
James Siena's woodcut print "Multicolored Nesting Knots" bursts with color and
multiple groupings of concentric rectangles that, when put together, suggest to
me the outlines of multiple human faces.
Not the least among the work of
these internationally recognized artists is the work of Indy resident Dorothy
Alig, whose print "Jung's Guardian" portrays a pink halo around two cage-like
edifices as it invites you to try and classify your personality type.