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Dennis, Ozolins, Plater 2016

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For writers, a through line (or thru-line) is a connecting theme or plot in a movie, play, or book. It is a constant driving force that can take on a new dimension, shed another, or even make a detour all while maintaining a forward-moving trajectory. Applying this concept to art challenges one to articulate, visualize, and even problematize the driving force—the unwavering given – that defines one’s trajectory as an artist.  Whether explicit at the outset of a career, evident incrementally in the details, or apparent only in hindsight, it is there:  a thru-line defines the philosophical and material integrity of an artist’s work over time.

THRU-LINES at State of the Art Gallery offers both artist and viewer the opportunity to engage the creative trajectory in the individual artists included in this show. It also allows the viewer to discover and contemplate cross-references in the totality of the work on view.

Installation views

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