Portico Gallery Presents Gayle Friedman & Russ Little Between the Lines

By Editorial Team on November 14, 2022

Sat, 19 November 2022 - Sat, 14 January 2023

Outward Movement #4, 2020, original digital imagery printed on cotton Sateen, embroidery floss, with machine quilting and hand embellishment, 52 x 31 inches
Reception: Saturday, November 19 from 6pm to 8pm

Working from different disciplines and materials, Gayle Friedman and Russ Little each create space through a shared affinity for line. Whether its fabric, thread, bandsaw, or shadow, Between the Lines, offers a dialogue with the artists’ work that explores their singular approaches, while highlighting complimentary relationships.”  John Paradiso, Curator.

“Secured in scrap wood, the blades cast shadows and interact with their surrounding painted surfaces, becoming gestural line drawings. As I navigate the potential danger and tension inherent in the blades, this work addresses my desire to live fully in an uncertain world. Each piece is an exercise in maintaining and releasing control.”  Gayle Friedman

“Much of my work explores the relationship between line and shape. For me, this is a way of expressing the complex relationships that we all have with other people and with the political, social, and physical environment. Hue, value, saturation, proximity, size, and intersection of shapes and lines are all vehicles of expressing complex, multilayered feelings-some of which I don’t fully understand until after the piece is finished.” Russ Little

Gallery Hours

  • Saturday 12-3pm
  • and by Appointment 202-487-8458

Portico Gallery is located at 3807 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood MD.