The artists represented in the two solos opening tonight at Ice Cube Gallery create their own distinctive work, but they share an interest in the same topic: light. In the north half of the gallery is Sophia Dixon Dillo: Light and Line, while in the south half is Sara Goldenberg White: String Theory.
These titles are slightly confusing, since Dillo, not White, is the one using string or, to be more precise, fishing line. Fishing line is delicate; it slows people down, says Dillo. In the fast-paced city life, with traffic and cell phones, Im creating some quiet space in the midst of it all. Dillo has taken miles of fishing line, which is translucent and catches the light, and strung it in a simple two-part installation on the walls and ceiling.
White employs photographs that she pierces and stitches together to make two- and three-dimensional objects. I enjoy the fracturing and restructuring of imagery to create entirely different works, with the pieces exploring the stitched line highlighting pinholes as channels for light to move through, she says.
An opening reception goes from 6 to 10 p.m at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut Street; both shows stay up through July 16. Call 303-292-1822 or go to www.icecubegallery.com for more information.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: June 24. Continues through July 16, 2011