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Hand’s Tide
9/11/2010- 10/17/2010


Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11, 7-10pm

Yevgeniya Baras, Rachel Budde, Elizabeth Ferry, Carrie Gundersdorf, Sue Havens, John O'Connor, Jacob Rhoads, Steve Sorman

Aeons collapse into marks on canvas. Repeated lines chart the narrative of habitual action, giving way to thought without obstacle. From eye to hand to pen to page to point to line to star to eye to hand again. Multiple dancing figures appear from one piece of string manipulated by fingers that strum guitars by heart. Muscles remember the perpetual motions of the body, quietly mapping the space between micro and macro. All of these gestures inform the work in Hand's Tide , an exhibition catalyzed by the art of string figures - an ancient tradition found in many tribal cultures around the world where one transforms a single piece of string into an image or story. While these figures portray complex forms for both practical and recreational use in a given moment, they also speak to a universal language of symbols and rhythms that extends far beyond the exchange between storyteller and viewer. In this way, the works in Hand's Tide have both an acute awareness of their own presence and an expansive reach, communicating an appreciation of the tightly interwoven territories of bodies - both human and celestial - linearity, repetitive movement and meditation.


Regina Rex will host Achyut Joshi, Indian classical vocalist, and Inoli Murphy, mathematician and string figure expert on Saturday, October 2nd, from 3 to 5pm, to extend concepts of line presented in Hand's Tide.

Achyut Joshi will demonstrate and perform stories sung in Hindustani Classical Indian Music. The space between every note conveys a thousand myths. Inoli Murphy has mastered the art of traditional string figures, as well as extended the practice, developing complex nets and webs that he later used as a teaching aid for high-school math students.

Hand's Tide is an exhibition catalyzed by the art of string figures—an ancient tradition found in many tribal cultures around the world where one transforms a single piece of string into an image or story. While these figures portray complex forms for both practical and recreational use in a given moment, they also speak to a universal language of symbols and rhythms that extends far beyond the exchange between storyteller and viewer.


Press:

Crafting Complexity from Vowels and String
BushwickBK.com: Paul Cox

Critics Picks: Hand’s Tide - Regina Rex
Artforum: Zackary Cahill



Texts:

HAND"S TIDE (HANDS TIED) by David McDonough

THE STRING FIGURE OF GLAUCUS BY THE SEA by Jennifer Nelson

I WANTED TO PUT THIS IN AN ENVELOPE BENEATH YEVGENIYA"S BLACKEST PAINTING by Jennifer Nelson

from LEFT HAVING by Jesse Seldess


Installation view of Hand’s Tide


Mad Mother
Rachel Budde 2010
Gouache on Paper
7.5 x 6 , 13 x 11 inches framed

Yevgeniya Baras
Sekretiki
2010
Glass and Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

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Elizabeth Ferry 2010
Book Binding Cloth and House Paint
dimensions vary

Untitled
Sue Havens 2010
Gouache, India ink on Paper
20 x 13 inches

Installation View


Installation view of Hand's Tide


Installation view of Hand's Tide


Carrie Gundersdorf
Diagonal composition with laser lemon
2010
Crayon, Charcoal, Colored Pencil and Watercolor on Paper
46 x 61.5 inches

Carrie Gundersdorf
Carrie Gundersdorf
Trails and space, blueshift, grey version
2010
Charcoal, Colored Pencil and Watercolor on Paper
54 x 42 inches

Sue Havens
Untitled
2010
Gouache, India ink on Paper
20 x 13 inches

Sue Havens
Untitled (paper construction), 2002, acrylic, paper, glue, 8x4x2".

Yevgeniya Baras
Untitled
2010
Acrylic and Lacquer on Canvas
16 x 20 inches

John O'Connor
A Strings
2009
Colored Pencil, Graphite and Acrylic Ink on Paper
41 x 32 inches

John O'Connor
Hail Mary
2010
Colored Pencil on Graph Paper
22 x 34 inches

Rachel Budde
Untitled (Goddess)
2010
Goache on Paper
7 x 5, 13 x 11 inches framed

Rachel Budde
Optical Apocalypse 3
2009
Gouache on Paper
6.5 x 5, 13 x 11 inches framed

Steve Sorman
Untitled
2008
Photopolymer Intaglios with Acrylic on Linen
35 x 17.5 inches

Steve Sorman
Untitled
2008
Photopolymer Intaglios with Acrylic on Linen
34.5 x 17.5 inches

Vocal performance by Achyut Joshi, and string figure workshop with Inoli Murphy in conjuction with Hand's Tide.
Saturday, October 2, 3-5pm

Vocal performance by Achyut Joshi, and string figure workshop with Inoli Murphy in conjuction with Hand's Tide.
Saturday, October 2, 3-5pm

Jacob Rhoads
Untitled
2010
Ink on Paper
14 x 11.5 inches