DC Arts Center Presents Karen Schiff Out of Joint – Small Drawings

By Editorial Team on December 9, 2019

Fri, 13 December 2019 - Sun, 23 February 2020

Off-Key (2018) by Karen Schiff, drawing. Courtesy fo DCAC.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12 from 6pm to 8pm

These playing-card-sized drawings, made with graphite and watercolor pencil, twist and pull at the classic forms of the modernist grid.  Space is revealed to be delightfully unpredictable and lumpy, no longer smoothly consistent or mathematically measurable.  The exhibition title derives from a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: the beleaguered title character laments, “The time is out of joint.”  But the drawings add a touch of humor, as their forms persist in singing a bit “off-key.”

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